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

Overview

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


Sources

1. Laennec, R. T. H. De l’auscultation médiate ou Traité du Diagnostic des Maladies des Poumon et du Coeur. 1st ed. Paris: Brosson & Chaudé; 1819.

2. Weg, J. G., Anzueto, A., Balk, R. A., et al. The relation of pneumothorax and other air leaks to mortality in the acute respiratory distress syndrome. N. Engl. J. Med., Feb 5 1998; 338 (6): 341–346.

3. Hamman, L. V. Spontaneous mediastinal emphysema. Bulletin of the Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, 1939, 64: 1–21.

4. Mecklin, C. C. Transport of air along sheaths of pulmonic blood vessels from alveoli to mediastinum. Arch. Int. Med., 1979; 64: 913–926.

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Surgery Orthopaedics Trauma surgery
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