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Pneumomediastinum in pregnancy: two case reports and a review of the literature, pathophysiology, and management.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6472747     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Pneumomediastinum, free air trapped in the mediastinal connective tissue, is a rare complication of pregnancy, occurring most frequently in the second stage of labor. Symptoms are often not noted until after delivery. Occurrence before and in the first stage of labor, as seen in the two cases reported here, is more uncommon. One case history is the first report of the coexistence of pneumomediastinum and pneumothorax in pregnancy. The prognosis for spontaneous pneumomediastinum in pregnancy is favorable. Pathophysiologic mechanisms, diagnosis, and management are discussed, and a review of the literature is presented.
E M Karson; D Saltzman; M R Davis
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  64     ISSN:  0029-7844     ISO Abbreviation:  Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  1984 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-09-21     Completed Date:  1984-09-21     Revised Date:  2009-10-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401101     Medline TA:  Obstet Gynecol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  39S-43S     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Hyperemesis Gravidarum / psychology,  therapy
Labor Stage, First
Mediastinal Emphysema / etiology*,  radiography,  therapy
Obstetric Labor Complications / therapy
Pneumothorax / etiology*,  radiography
Pregnancy Complications / therapy*
Pregnancy Trimester, First
Time Factors

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