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Spontaneous pneumomediastinum.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2261029     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 15-year-old pregnant girl developed severe substernal pain during the final effort to give birth to her first child. Shortly thereafter a growing crepitant suprasternal swelling was noted. Pneumomediastinum and subcutaneous emphysema was clearly demonstrated by a chest film showing mediastinal air dissecting towards the neck and supradiaphragmatically. The causes and physiopathology of spontaneous pneumomediastinum are reviewed. The therapeutic use of oxygen is discussed.
J Ramírez-Rivera
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Boletín de la Asociación Médica de Puerto Rico     Volume:  82     ISSN:  0004-4849     ISO Abbreviation:  Bol Asoc Med P R     Publication Date:  1990 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-02-07     Completed Date:  1991-02-07     Revised Date:  2005-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7505267     Medline TA:  Bol Asoc Med P R     Country:  PUERTO RICO    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  359-61     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Puerto Rico.
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MeSH Terms
Mediastinal Emphysema / etiology*,  radiography
Obstetric Labor Complications / etiology*,  radiography

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