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Cervical emphysema secondary to pneumomediastinum as a complication of childbirth.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14702879     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Pneumomediastinum and cervical emphysema usually occur following esophageal or chest trauma. Rarely do they occur as a complication of childbirth, and only approximately 200 such cases have been reported in the literature worldwide. We describe a new case, and we review the clinical picture, pathophysiology, and management of these conditions. In view of the head and neck symptoms of pneumomediastinum and cervical emphysema during labor--which include dyspnea, cough, sore throat, pain on swallowing, and dysphagia--otolaryngologists might be consulted and should therefore be aware of these conditions in order to recognize and treat them.
Hideki Nakagawa; Miwa Yamauchi; Toshiyuki Kusuyama; Hiroyuki Fukuda; Kaoru Ogawa
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ear, nose, & throat journal     Volume:  82     ISSN:  0145-5613     ISO Abbreviation:  Ear Nose Throat J     Publication Date:  2003 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-01-01     Completed Date:  2004-03-11     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7701817     Medline TA:  Ear Nose Throat J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  948-51     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Otolaryngology, Seibo International Catholic Hospital, 2-5-1 Nakaochiai, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 161-8521, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Birth Injuries / complications*
Mediastinal Emphysema / complications*
Subcutaneous Emphysema / etiology*

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