Esophageal perforation in recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa
Lymphoma, T-Cell, Cutaneous
Recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa is an inherited mechanobullous disease characterized by skin blistering and esophageal bullae. In response to minor trauma, a split in the dermis or esophageal subepithelium occurs. Esophageal perforation is a rare complication. Because the esophagus is diseased in these patients, we believe that esophagectomy rather than repair is the treatment of choice for esophageal perforations. We report a patient for whom early primary repair failed and esophagectomy was required.