The authors report a rare case of a barotraumatic pneumothorax and pneumomediastinum associated with esophageal perforation and orbital emphysema. A 4-year-old boy presented with sudden respiratory distress after blowout of a defective tire that he bit. Computed tomography scan showed right pneumothorax and bilateral orbital emphysema. A linear rupture has been detected in the cervical esophagus in esophagoscopy. Stamm gastrostomy and tube thoracostomy were performed, and broad-spectrum antibiotics have been introduced. Oral feeding started 23 days after blowout of tire, and the patient was discharged 50 days after injury. (C) 2004 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.