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Pneumorrhachis associated with bronchial asthma, subcutaneous emphysema and pneumomediastinum.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22194136     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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Pneumorrhachis is defined as the presence of air in the epidural space or subarachnoid space. The air may migrate along fascial planes from the posterior mediastinum, through the neural foramina, and into the epidural space. Pneumorrhachis is rare, and even more so in the paediatric population. Pneumorrhachis in itself usually is asymptomatic, does not tend to migrate and reabsorbs spontaneously. The combination of pneumomediastinum with epidural pneumorrhachis without thoracic trauma has rarely been reported in the literature. The present case report describes the presence of pneumomediastinum, subcutaneous emphysema, and pneumorrhachis in a child asthmatic patient who had a history of fever, violent cough.
Authors:
Alper Karaoglan; Mehmet Alpay Cal; Alpay Orki; Bekir Muhsin Arpaozu; Ahmet Colak
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Turkish neurosurgery     Volume:  21     ISSN:  1019-5149     ISO Abbreviation:  Turk Neurosurg     Publication Date:  2011  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-12-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9423821     Medline TA:  Turk Neurosurg     Country:  Turkey    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  666-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Maltepe University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neurosurgery, Istanbul, Turkey.
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