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Pneumomediastinum and subcutaneous emphysema in a child with ulcerative colitis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20145503     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We discuss the case of a young adolescent boy with ulcerative colitis who developed pneumomediastinum and subcutaneous emphysema in the neck and surrounding cervical soft tissues secondary to a probable retroperitoneal perforation of the colon. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of this complication in the pediatric literature. Our experience provides insight into this unusual complication, how it may present, and its clinical significance in young patients with ulcerative colitis. The literature on this complication is also discussed.
Andrew A Cooke; Aniruddh V Deshpande; Albert Shun; Edward V O'Loughlin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric emergency care     Volume:  26     ISSN:  1535-1815     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Emerg Care     Publication Date:  2010 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-02-10     Completed Date:  2010-04-27     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8507560     Medline TA:  Pediatr Emerg Care     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  129-31     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of General Surgery, The Children's Hospital at Westmead, Westmead, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
Colectomy / methods
Colitis, Ulcerative / complications*
Colonic Diseases / etiology*
Colonic Pouches
Dyspnea / etiology
Fluid Therapy
Intestinal Perforation / etiology*
Mediastinal Emphysema / etiology*
Parenteral Nutrition, Total
Retroperitoneal Space
Subcutaneous Emphysema / etiology*
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0/Anti-Bacterial Agents

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