Hamman syndrome

Case contributed by Dr Utkarsh Kabra


Fever and dyspnea

Patient Data

Age: 35 years
Gender: Male

Pneumomediastinum and subcutaneous emphysema seen.

Ground glass opacities, crazy paving pattern and consolidation in bilateral lung fields consistent with COVID-19 pneumonia in a RT-PCR positive patient.

Case Discussion

Pneumomediastinum and subcutaneous emphysema consistent with Hamman syndrome in a COVID positive patient, likely due to barotrauma.

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Case information

rID: 89381
Published: 7th May 2021
Last edited: 9th May 2021
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Getwell Poly Clinic & Hospital

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