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Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
Volume 2017, Article ID 4396870, 3 pages
Case Report

Total Parenteral Nutrition Successfully Treating Black Esophagus Secondary to Hypovolemic Shock

Department of Internal Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA

Correspondence should be addressed to Tony S. Brar; ude.lfu.enicidem@rarb.ynot

Received 3 April 2017; Revised 13 May 2017; Accepted 24 May 2017; Published 18 June 2017

Academic Editor: Yoshihiro Moriwaki

Copyright © 2017 Tony S. Brar et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


We present a patient who developed black esophagus secondary to hypovolemic shock and was placed on total parenteral nutrition for three weeks after hospital discharge. The area of interest is the multimodal approach used in treatment of this noncompliant patient. Even with a high mortality rate, this case illustrates a successful outcome of a patient who responded to appropriate immediate therapy resulting in complete resolution of the necrosis with no further development of complications.