Braiteh, Fadi; Malik, Imrana
November 2008
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;11/4/2008, Vol. 179 Issue 10, p1087
Academic Journal
The article presents a case of a previously healthy 21-year-old man who received his first cycle of standard chemotherapy for a poorly differentiated seminoma. After a week of high positive-pressure ventilation in the intensive care unit, he experienced hypotension, severe hypoxemia and sudden onset of subcutaneous emphysema in the right chest wall. Moreover, pneumopericardium is encountered mainly in the context of chest trauma and mechanical ventilation.


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