17 years old with history of asthma. Recent asthma attack with persistent suffocating cough during which patient developed severe chest pain.
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Normal cardiomediastinal contour. Lungs are clear.
There is lucency along both mediastinum and heart borders representing pneumomediastinum.
Pneumomediastinum refers to presence of air within mediastinum.
It most commonly seen as a sequelae of trauma.
In this case it was secondary to severe attack of asthma and persistent suffocating cough.