Skip to Content
Know what to ask with our GIST Doctor Discussion Guide
Medical Term:

Mallory-Weiss syndrome

Pronunciation: mal'o-re wis

Definition: upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage resulting from a laceration in the mucosa at the gastroesophageal junction, usually induced by retching or vomiting.

Synonym(s): Mallory-Weiss lesion, Mallory-Weiss tear

© Copyright 2017 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review Date: Sep 19, 2016.