Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Esophagus Tears Evaluation

The evaluation of Mallory Weiss tears begins with a medical history and physical examination. The physical exam is usually normal in someone with a Mallory Weiss tear.

Testing is required to make the diagnosis of Mallory Weiss tears in the esophagus.

Tests that may be used to evaluate Mallory Weiss tears in the esophagus include:

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Last Updated: Dec 20, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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