Spontaneous pneumomediastinum in COVID-19 pneumonia
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Severe dyspnea, fever, and chest pain.
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Extensive bilateral air space consolidations with anterior ground-glass opacities are noted in both lungs multiple segments.
There is air in the mediastinum surrounding the cardiomediastinal structures compatible with pneumomediastinum.
The recent patient had a positive RT-PCR COVID-19 assay complicated by extensive lung involvement and pneumomediastinum. Spontaneous pneumomediastinum in cases of COVID-19 pneumonia could be due to the rupture of the alveolar membrane caused by the virus.