Mallory-Weiss syndrome

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Tearing of the lining (mucosa) around the junction of the oesophagus (gullet) and stomach as a result of violent vomiting or straining to vomit. It is associated with haematemesis and rarely perforation of the oesophagus. G. K. Mallory (1926), US pathologist; S. Weiss (1899–1942), US physician

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