Spontaneouse Pneumomediastinum with Subcutaneous Emphysema in an Adolescent Boy


SERDAROGLU F., KOCA T., DÖNGEL İ., AKÇAM M.

JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC RESEARCH, vol.3, no.3, pp.159-161, 2016 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 3 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/jpr.09226
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC RESEARCH
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.159-161

Abstract

Spontaneous pneumomediastinum, which generally develops as a result of alveoli bursting under pressure, is rarely seen in children and may cause families and physicians to panic. Acute or chronic pulmonary disease is expected in the etiology. However, it may also be seen with exercises which increase pulmonary pressure, without any facilitating factor. The case presented here is of an adolescent with no known pulmonary disease, who presented with chest pain that had started during the normal activity of a game and the diagnosis of spontaneous pneumomediastinum was missed in the first physical examination.