CASE REPORT
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 201-204

Spontaneous pneumomediastinum with pneumopericardium, surgical emphysema, pneumothorax, and epidural pneumotosis: A rare association


1 Department of Surgery, GGS Medical College and Hospital, Faridkot, Punjab, India
2 Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, GGS Medical College and Hospital, Faridkot, Punjab, India
3 Department of ENT, GGS Medical College and Hospital, Faridkot, Punjab, India
4 Department of Radiodiagnosis, GGS Medical College and Hospital, Faridkot, Punjab, India

Correspondence Address:
Haramritpal Kaur
Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Unit, GGS Medical College and Hospital, Faridkot, Punjab
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0976-9668.127330

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Pneumomediastinum is usually associated with subcutaneous emphysema and pneumopericardium, but rarely associated with pneumothorax and epidural pneumotosis. We report extremely rare simultaneous occurrence of self-limiting pneumomediastinum, pneumopericardium, surgical emphysema, pneumothorax, and epidural pneumotosis in an 18-year-old gentleman in the absence of identifiable cause.


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