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December 23, 1974

Mallory-Weiss Syndrome: A Reappraisal

Author Affiliations

From the Medical Service, San Francisco General Hospital, and the Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco.

JAMA. 1974;230(12):1674-1675. doi:10.1001/jama.1974.03240120042018

A review of seven years' experience with upper gastrointestinal bleeding at a large metropolitan hospital showed 36 cases of the Mallory-Weiss lesion (4.5% of all cases of upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage during this period). Diagnosis was established with endoscopy or surgery. Nineteen percent of patients with the Mallory-Weiss syndrome required surgery, and only 61% required transfusion. These data suggest that the Mallory-Weiss syndrome has a wider and more benign clinical spectrum than has been reported previously.

(JAMA 230:1674-1675, 1974)