Spontaneous pneumomediastinum

McGrath, Emmet E.; Blades, Zoe; Barber, Chris
December 2009
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;12/8/2009, Vol. 181 Issue 12, pE276
Academic Journal
The article offers information on the prognosis and treatment of spontaneous pneumomediastinum. It reveals that intense coughing is the caused of the spontaneous pneumomediastinum and subcutaneous emphysema of the 82 year old woman with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Likewise, the said disease occur after intense intrathoracic pressure, including vomiting, crying, and straining. It notes that chest tube can help in treating spontaneous pneumomediastinum.


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