Hong Kong Journal of Emergency Medicine

Volume 9 Number 3, July 2002

Spontaneous pneumomediastinum


Spontaneous pneumomediastinum is a condition although uncommonly seen, has been well documented. This condition is defined as presence of gas or air within the mediastinum that occurs spontaneously. In this case report, we describe a patient with spontaneous pneumomediastinum who presented with sore throat, chest and neck pain. No risk factors could be identified. He was treated conservatively and had an uneventful outcome. (Hong Kong j.emerg.med. 2002;9:168-170)

Keywords : Risk factors, spontaneous

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