In boerhave syndrome IOC is cect in stable and contrst study in unstable patient

In boerhave syndrome IOC is cect in stable and contrst study in unstable patient. What is the difference b/w these two?

Contrast study basically means fluoroscopy i.e. video of X-ray.

So, if a patient is unstable, like barium swallow, a water-soluble contrast (iohexol) in given through the oral route and then video of the X-ray is taken.

It shows gradual progression of the contrast and exact site of leak and extravasation.

Similar due studies are

  • HSG

  • ERCP

  • IVP etc.

Contrast study is when you just give contrast through the mouth and do an x ray to see if there is a leak or not.

You know what cect is