Spontaenous pneumomediastinum

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle

Presentation

Left sided chest pain, SOB, unwell. Pneumothroax?

Patient Data

Age: 25 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

Surgical emphysema in the soft tissues of the neck and the mediastinum.

Pneumomediastinum. No pneumothorax.

Heart size normal. Lungs clear.

 

CT

Large volume surgical emphysema in the neck.

Moderate volume pneumomediastinum. No pneumothorax. No effusion.

Case Discussion

Classic plain radiograph and CT appearances of a pneumomediastinum, in this case spontaneous in origin.

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Case information

rID: 83627
Published: 30th Oct 2020
Last edited: 30th Oct 2020
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included