The Life and Times of Ronin Quinn

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Mallory Weiss & Gas Masks October 22, 2009

Filed under: Pic o' the day — wompsett @ 12:42 pm

Well I promised pictures of the day (I’m determined to not miss a day), and here they are.

Well this little tear called a mallory-weiss tear, (if you can make it out, it has a circle around it) is what all the commotion was about. It's a tear that occurs on the mucous membrane of the esophagus.

Well this little tear called a mallory-weiss tear, (if you can make it out, it has a circle around it) is what all the commotion was about. It's a tear that occurs on the mucous membrane of the esophagus.

And here he is after the procedure to find the tear, tiny gas mask and all!!

And here he is after the procedure to find the tear, tiny gas mask and all!!

On a side note, I just read that one of the main causes for this type of tear is alcoholism. I swear that is not the cause in this case.

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