Pneumomediastinum: with continuous diaphragm sign

Case contributed by Dr Mohamed Hossam el Deen


Female patient came to the ED after experiencing acute chest pain since yesterday. There is Hx of corona viral infection x 3 weeks.

Patient Data

Gender: Female

Chest x ray showing continuous lucent line above the central portion of the diaphragm. A sign suggesting pneumopericardium or pneumomediastinum.

Confirmatory CT scan of the chest shows bilateral surgical emphysema and air leakage into the mediastinum and pleural fissure spaces. Bilateral pulmonary congestion is also noted.

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Case information

rID: 43887
Case created: 27th Mar 2016
Last edited: 30th Mar 2016
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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