Spontaneous Pneumomediastinum – A Case Review

Authors: M. Veselý;  V. Jedlička;  A. Peštál;  J. Doležel;  Z. Chovanec;  I. Čapov
Authors‘ workplace: I. chirurgická klinika LF MU a FN u sv. Anny v Brně, přednosta: prof. MUDr. Ivan Čapov, CSc.
Published in: Rozhl. Chir., 2011, roč. 90, č. 11, s. 634-636.
Category: Monothematic special - Original


The authors present in the following case review a patient with spontaneous pneumomediastinum which can be on of the causes of acute chest pain and it is necessary to think about it in the differential diagnosis of this condition.

Key words:
pneumomediastinum – subcutaneous emphysema – pneumothorax


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