Pneumomediastinum and subcutaneous emphysema due to blunt neck injury: A case report and review of the literature


Sogut O., Cevik M. , Boleken M. E. , Kaya H., Dokuzoglu M. A.

JOURNAL OF THE PAKISTAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, cilt.61, ss.702-704, 2011 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 61 Konu: 7
  • Basım Tarihi: 2011
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF THE PAKISTAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.702-704

Özet

Minor blunt neck injury from childhood trauma is a relatively common condition which can be potentially life-threatening in only rare circumstances. Pneumomediastinum may develop in up to 10% patients who have sustained blunt cervical or thoracic trauma and may be a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in affected individuals because of the associated damage to the oesophagus, larynx or trachea. Management of this condition varies from conservative approach with close observation and antibiotherapy to surgical interventions, depending on the extent and severity of aerodigestive injuries.