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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217437/spontaneous-pneumomediastinum-in-a-healthy-young-female-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Ahmed Dirweesh, Chikezie Alvarez, Muhammad Khan, Donald Christmas
Spontaneous pneumomediastinum (SPM) is an uncommon finding in young adults presenting usually without any comorbidities or an underlying pathology. It is most commonly due to alveolar rupture in the setting of an inciting event such an underlying asthma, barotrauma, valsalva maneuver, or esophageal rupture. Individuals can have varying presentations, from chest pain, dyspnea and dysphagia, to anxiety, weakness, or facial and neck swelling. The majority of patients have subcutaneous emphysema on examination and can have abnormal laboratory findings such as an elevated C-reactive proteins and leukocytosis...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170116/anorexia-nervosa-with-massive-pulmonary-air-leak-and-extraordinary-propagation
#2
V M Jensen, R K Støving, P E Andersen
A rare case combining pneumothorax, pneumomediastinum, pneumopericardium, pneumoperitoneum, pneumorrhachis, air in retroperitoneum and extensive subcutaneous emphysema simultaneously in a severely anorectic male with BMI 9.2 (22.8 kg) and multiple vomitings is presented. This unusual condition was treated successfully with conservative medical approach in a specialized somatic unit for anorexia nervosa.
February 7, 2017: International Journal of Eating Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168956/unusual-complication-of-a-lung-hydatid-cyst-pneumomediastinum-hydropneumothorax-and-massive-soft-tissue-emphysema
#3
Gökhan Polat, Hayri Ogul, Fatih Ergun, Mecit Kantarci
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 3, 2017: Cirugía Española
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149153/subcutaneous-facial-and-neck-emphysema-as-first-sign-of-intestinal-perforation-in-a-female-patient-after-a-routine-colonoscopy
#4
Dimitrios Anyfantakis, Miltiades Kastanakis, Paraskevi Karona, Alexandros Papadomichelakis, Emmanouil Bobolakis
Colonoscopy is a safe procedure for the diagnosis and management of colorectal diseases. Colonic perforation due to colonoscopy represents an uncommon complication. Here we present an unusual case of iatrogenic bowel perforation resulting in subcutaneous facial and neck emphysema, pneumomediastinum and pneumoretroperitoneum. Taking a detailed recent medical history information is always required when encountering patients with subcutaneous emphysema after invasive examination procedures. Alertness on iatrogenic complication eventualities may improve prognosis and avoid life-threatening conditions...
October 2016: Eurasian Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125152/spontaneous-pneumomediastinum-experience-in-18-patients-during-the-last-12-years
#5
Patrícia Dionísio, Luís Martins, Susana Moreira, Alda Manique, Rita Macedo, Fátima Caeiro, Luísa Boal, Cristina Bárbara
Objective: To characterize clinically all of the patients with spontaneous pneumomediastinum (SPM) admitted to an adult pulmonology ward in Lisbon, Portugal. Methods: This was a retrospective descriptive study of all adult patients (≥ 18 years of age) diagnosed with SPM between January of 2004 and September of 2015. Results: At least one predisposing factor was identified in most (88.9%) of the 18 patients who presented with SPM during the study period...
January 23, 2017: Jornal Brasileiro de Pneumologia: Publicaça̋o Oficial da Sociedade Brasileira de Pneumologia e Tisilogia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28119867/pneumoretroperitoneum-pneumomediastinum-subcutaneous-emphysema-after-a-rectal-endoscopic-mucosal-resection
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Hee Cheul Jung, Hyun Jin Kim, Sung Bok Ji, Jun Hyeong Cho, Ji Hye Kwak, Chang Min Lee, Wan Soo Kim, Jin Ju Kim, Jae Min Lee, Sang Su Lee
An endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) is an effective and safe therapeutic technique for treating a patient with a laterally-spreading tumor (LST). Colonoscopic-procedure-related complications are noted to be about 2.8% worldwide, and a perforation is the most common. Most colon perforations cause pneumoperitoneum. However, a perforation within the retroperitoneal portion of the colon (rectum and some of sigmoid colon) may cause an extraperitoneal perforation, and the leaking free air may induce pneumoretroperitoneum, pneumomediastinum, and subcutaneous emphysema, depending on the amount of discharged air...
December 2016: Annals of Coloproctology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114174/case-report-lightning-induced-pneumomediastinum
#7
Ryan Blumenthal, Gert Saayman
We present the case of a 41-year-old woman who was fatally injured during a witnessed lightning strike event and in whom autopsy revealed the unusual keraunopathological finding of overt pneumomediastinum. The possible pathophysiological mechanism(s) of causation of this phenomenon are discussed, with specific reference also to the "Macklin" effect and the role of blast overpressures associated with lightning strike. It is suggested that the latter may lead to sudden alveolar rupture, with subsequent rapid tracking of air along bronchovascular sheaths in a centripetal manner toward the hilum of the lung and thus into the mediastinum...
January 21, 2017: American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100945/study-of-433-operated-cases-of-thoracic-trauma
#8
Muharrem Çakmak, Mehmet Nail Kandemir
Patients with thoracic trauma constitute one third of all the trauma cases. Of traumatic patients, 20-25 % die because of thoracic trauma. Our aim was to compare our clinical experience and the results with the related literature. Four hundred thirty-three patients, who underwent surgical interventions due to thoracic trauma, were evaluated. The latest form of treatment applied were taken as the criteria for the quantitative detection of patients. Continuous variables were expressed as mean ± standard deviation, while categorical variables were explained as number and percentage...
December 2016: Indian Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050477/transthoracic-biopsy-causes-massive-subcutaneous-emphysema-in-a-low-risk-patient
#9
Fikri Selcuk Simsek, Yusuf Dag
Subcutaneous Emphysema (SE) can be defined as air leakage under skin from the respiratory or gastrointestinal system. It is frequently accompanied by pneumomediastinum. Thoracentesis, image-guided lung biopsies, pulmonary diseases and therapies resulting in necrosis can cause this pathology. The risk of pneumothorax and SE increased with the distance of the lesion to the pleura, and small size of the lesion. Although, our patient had low risk for SE, there were minimal pneumothoraces and massive SE. We consider that tumour necrosis and subcutaneous tissue may be related via transthoracic biopsy and this leads to massive SE...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043993/safety-and-reproducibility-of-virtual-assisted-lung-mapping-a-multicentre-study-in-japan%C3%A2
#10
Masaaki Sato, Taiji Kuwata, Keiji Yamanashi, Atsushi Kitamura, Kenji Misawa, Kota Imashimizu, Masashi Kobayashi, Masaki Ikeda, Terumoto Koike, Shinji Kosaka, Ryuta Fukai, Yasuo Sekine, Noritaka Isowa, Shin Hirayama, Hiroaki Sakai, Fumiaki Watanabe, Kazuhiro Nagayama, Akihiro Aoyama, Hiroshi Date, Jun Nakajima
OBJECTIVES: Virtual-assisted lung mapping (VAL-MAP) is a preoperative bronchoscopic multispot dye-marking technique using virtual images. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the safety, efficacy and reproducibility of VAL-MAP among multiple centres. METHODS: Selection criteria included patients with pulmonary lesions anticipated to be difficult to identify at thoracoscopy and/or those undergoing sub-lobar lung resections requiring careful determination of resection margins...
January 2, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040241/spontaneous-pneumomediastinum
#11
María Milagros Clemente Lorenzo, María Ángeles López López, Paloma María Barquilla Cordero
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 28, 2016: Medicina Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987505/-patient-related-independent-clinical-risk-factors-for-early-complications-following-interventional-pulmonology-procedures
#12
J J Huang, H Zhang, W Zhang, X Wang, Y H Gong, G F Wang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the early complication rate and identify patient-related independent clinical risk factors for early complications in patients following interventional pulmonology procedures. METHODS: In the period from December 2014 to December 2015, sufficient data of Peking University First Hospital Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine Department for analysis were identified in 218 subjects. Interventional pulmonology procedures were performed in all the patients...
December 18, 2016: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987288/spontaneous-pneumomediastinum-pneumoretroperitoneum-and-cervicofacial-subcutaneous-emphysema-after-repeatedly-and-forcefully-blowing-into-a-bottle
#13
Thein Swe, Akari Thein Naing, Antony Lixon, Joseph Quist
Spontaneous pneumomediastinum (SPM) is an uncommon, self-limiting condition associated with increased intra-thoracic pressure resulting in alveolar rupture. Search of the literature revealed no detailed case report about a 26-year-old psychiatric patient who repeatedly and forcefully blew air into a bottle for 5 days resulting in a combined condition of spontaneous pneumoretroperitoneum, pneumomediastinum, and cervicofacial subcutaneous emphysema. It is crucial to find a primary source and treat appropriately...
2016: Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27978885/-two-cases-of-bilateral-pneumothorax-and-pneumomediastinum-caused-by-the-improper-use-of-the-blue-line-ultra%C3%A2-tracheostomy-tube
#14
T B Hu, W Sun, W P Wen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 7, 2016: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27957356/pneumomediastinum-secondary-to-barotrauma-after-recreational-nitrous-oxide-inhalation
#15
H Jeddy, Farhan Rashid, H Bhutta, B Lorenzi, A Charalabopoulos
We present a case of a seventeen-year-old patient, admitted in the care of the surgical team following inhalation of nitrous oxide at high pressure, leading to extensive pneumomediastinum and surgical emphysema. We discuss the subsequent investigations and management for this patient. In the absence of history of airway injury and respiratory problems including asthma and with no oesophageal perforation on investigations, the diagnostic and management challenges encountered have been discussed which will help in future management of similar cases...
2016: Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931007/a-case-report-of-unusual-pneumomediastinum-after-endoscopic-sinus-surgery
#16
Ahmad I Alomari, Firas Q Alzoubi, Abdullah Khatatbeh
INTRODUCTION: Endoscopic sinus surgery is a minimally invasive procedure used to restore normal sinus ventilation and mucociliary function. It is a routine otolaryngology procedure with a success rate of about 90% for symptomatic improvement in patients with refractory chronic rhinosinusitis. Because of the proximity of the paranasal sinuses to the brain and the orbit, it cannot be performed without a potential risk of complications. In our case, without early clinical suspicion, proper diagnosis and management, this unusual occurrence of pneumomediastinum after endoscopic sinus surgery may have led to major complications or even death...
2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913383/traumatic-haemopneumothorax-and-whole-body-subcutaneous-emphysema-successful-use-of-a-small-bore-chest-drain
#17
Benjamin Hardy, Nicholas Sunderland, Mevan Perera, Kathryn Channing
A 56-year-old man presented having had two falls at home. He had a background of multiple sclerosis. After his second fall, during which he had fallen onto the toilet injuring his right chest, he was brought into the emergency department reporting pleuritic chest discomfort. Immediately evident was extensive swelling from his forehead to his thighs, which on palpation was found to be subcutaneous emphysema. A chest X-ray showed a large right-sided pneumothorax for which a chest drain was inserted. A CT revealed extensive surgical emphysema, pneumomediastinum, pneumoperitoneum and gas within the spinal canal...
December 2, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876330/pneumomediastinum-pneumothorax-and-subcutaneous-emphysema-caused-by-colonoscopic-perforation-a-report-of-two-cases
#18
Pyong Wha Choi
BACKGROUND: Although colonoscopy is generally a safe procedure, lethal complications can occur. Colonoscopic perforation is one of the most serious complications, and it can present with various clinical symptoms and signs. Aggravating abdominal pain and free air on simple radiography are representative clinical manifestations of colonoscopic perforation. However, unusual symptoms and signs, such as dyspnea and subcutaneous emphysema, which are less likely to be related with complicating colonoscopy, may obscure correct clinical diagnosis...
November 19, 2016: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864636/do-early-postoperative-ct-findings-following-type-a-aortic-dissection-repair-predict-early-clinical-outcome
#19
Linda C Chu, Joel Price, Allen Young, Duke E Cameron, Elliot K Fishman
PURPOSE: The purposes of this study are to determine the prevalence of specific postoperative CT findings following Stanford type A aortic dissection repair in the early postoperative period and to determine if these postoperative findings are predictive of adverse clinical outcome. METHODS: Patients who underwent type A dissection repair between January 2012 and December 2014 were identified from our institutional cardiac surgery database. Postoperative CT exams within 1 month of surgery were retrospectively reviewed to determine sizes and attenuation of mediastinal, pericardial, and pleural fluid, and the presence or absence of pneumomediastinum, pneumothorax, or lung consolidation...
November 18, 2016: Emergency Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27851563/1929-tension-pneumomediastinum-a-rare-complication-of-tracheomalacia
#20
Shahzad Hassan, Ayesha Anwar, Elliott Bondi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Critical Care Medicine
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