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    Mallory Weiss Syndrome

    Mallory Weiss Syndrome

    National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc.

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    Synonyms

    • Gastroesophageal Laceration-Hemorrhage
    • Mallory-Weiss Laceration
    • Mallory-Weiss Tear

    Disorder Subdivisions

    • None

    General Discussion

    Mallory-Weiss syndrome refers to a tear or laceration of the mucous membrane, most commonly at the point where the esophagus and the stomach meet (gastroesophageal junction). Such a tear may result in severe bleeding from the gastrointestinal tract. The immediate cause of the lesion is usually a protracted period of vomiting.

    Supporting Organizations

    Digestive Disease National Coalition

    507 Capitol Court, NE
    Suite 200
    Washington, DC 20002
    Tel: (202)544-7497
    Fax: (202)546-7105
    Email: ddnc@hmcw.org
    Website: http://www.ddnc.org

    Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center

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    Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126
    Tel: (301)251-4925
    Fax: (301)251-4911
    Tel: (888)205-2311
    Website: http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/GARD/

    NIH/National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive & Kidney Diseases

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    Bethesda, MD 20892-2560
    Tel: (301)496-3583
    Email: NDDIC@info.niddk.nih.gov
    Website: http://www2.niddk.nih.gov/

    For a Complete Report

    This is an abstract of a report from the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD). A copy of the complete report can be downloaded free from the NORD website for registered users. The complete report contains additional information including symptoms, causes, affected population, related disorders, standard and investigational therapies (if available), and references from medical literature. For a full-text version of this topic, go to www.rarediseases.org and click on Rare Disease Database under "Rare Disease Information".

    The information provided in this report is not intended for diagnostic purposes. It is provided for informational purposes only. NORD recommends that affected individuals seek the advice or counsel of their own personal physicians.

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    This disease entry is based upon medical information available through the date at the end of the topic. Since NORD's resources are limited, it is not possible to keep every entry in the Rare Disease Database completely current and accurate. Please check with the agencies listed in the Resources section for the most current information about this disorder.

    For additional information and assistance about rare disorders, please contact the National Organization for Rare Disorders at P.O. Box 1968, Danbury, CT 06813-1968; phone (203) 744-0100; web site www.rarediseases.org or email orphan@rarediseases.org

    Last Updated:  1/7/1970
    Copyright  2005 National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc.

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