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Recurrent spontaneous pneumomediastinum in an adult.
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PMID:  22290930     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Spontaneous pneumomediastinum (SP) is defined as the presence of free air in mediastinal space without any apparent cause. This rare entity is most likely to occur in young males often related to an episode of vomiting, asthma or sustained physical activity. SP usually resolves spontaneously in few days of treatment based on rest and analgesia. Complications are extremely rare. Its recurrence has been poorly reported but seems exceptional. We present a case of recurrent SP occurring in a 21-year-old male with a mental deficiency. The recurrence occurred after a free-interval of 12 months. We proposed a literature review.
Claudia Natale; Xavier Benoit D'Journo; Pauline Duconseil; Pascal Alexandre Thomas
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-1-26
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1873-734X     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jan 
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Created Date:  2012-1-31     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8804069     Medline TA:  Eur J Cardiothorac Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Aix-Marseille Univ, Marseille, France.
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