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Spontaneous pneumomediastinum treatment.
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PMID:  18923355     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The authors report 5 cases that presented to the emergency department of the Athens Naval and Veterans Hospital (Athens, Greece) with spontaneous pneumomediastinum. The clinical picture was not diagnostic in most of the cases, with symptoms of acute retrosternal pain and severe dyspnea in just one case. Diagnostic work disclosed the presence of mediastinal air, and after the exclusion of other diagnoses, spontaneous pneumomediastinum was treated conservatively in all cases. In this case series the authors discuss the main aspects of treatment of these patients, the value of antibiotics during the recovery period and the air distribution in the thoracic tissues.
P Hountis; L Toufektzian; S Moraitis; M Douzinas
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Minerva chirurgica     Volume:  63     ISSN:  0026-4733     ISO Abbreviation:  Minerva Chir     Publication Date:  2008 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-10-16     Completed Date:  2009-01-23     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0400726     Medline TA:  Minerva Chir     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  429-31     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Athens Naval and Veterans Hospital, Athens, Greece.
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MeSH Terms
Analgesics / therapeutic use
Follow-Up Studies
Mediastinal Emphysema / complications,  diagnosis,  radiography,  therapy*
Pain / drug therapy,  etiology
Radiography, Thoracic
Subcutaneous Emphysema / diagnosis
Time Factors
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
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