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Two case reports of pneumomediastinum.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17703337     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
BACKGROUND: We present two cases of pneumomediastinum in patients who presented to the accident and emergency department of a large teaching hospital. One case had a history of inhalational drug abuse, which may have contributed to the event, while the other had no obvious precipitating factors. AIMS: To evaluate the presenting symptoms, physical signs, diagnosis and management of pneumomediastinum with a review of the literature. METHODS: We describe two cases of pneumomediastinum with a literature review. CONCLUSIONS: Pneumomediastinum is an uncommon entity, first described almost 400 years ago. It presents with relatively non-specific symptoms and signs and will require radiological investigations to clarify the diagnosis. Treatment is conservative but will require close observation for the development of complications and occult visceral perforation. Complete resolution can be expected.
Authors:
D O'Dwyer; T B Low; E Neoftyou; A Mohammad; N G McElvaney
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review     Date:  2007-08-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  Irish journal of medical science     Volume:  176     ISSN:  1863-4362     ISO Abbreviation:  Ir J Med Sci     Publication Date:  2007 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-09-06     Completed Date:  2008-01-18     Revised Date:  2009-05-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7806864     Medline TA:  Ir J Med Sci     Country:  Ireland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  239-41     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, Ireland. daviodwyer@gmail.com
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Humans
Male
Mediastinal Emphysema / diagnosis*,  epidemiology,  therapy*
Risk Factors

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