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treatment of subcutaneous emphysema

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
34 years experience Addiction Medicine
None: Subcutaneous emphysema is the seeping or air into the looser tissues such as the skin and the mediatinum. Treat the source and let nature take its cou ... Read More

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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lev Lubarsky
23 years experience Cardiology
Yes: Subcutaneous emphysema is typically a painful to touch condition, usually caused by physical trauma. Treatment is supportive as it is a self limiting ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
34 years experience Addiction Medicine
Yes: We have to be careful with the pressures from the CPAP in people with blebs or bullae in that it can actually cause them to pop, cause pneumothorax an ... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Cassivi
27 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Air under the skin: Subcutaneous emphysema is a medical term used to indicate a condition where pockets of air have collected underneath the skin. This most often happen ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
10 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Air under skin: Air under the skin can be from lung or GI (eg after a trauma or surgery).
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Subcu emphysema: Read this: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/subcutaneous_emphysema.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Subcutaneous emphyse: It requires free air generally entering from lungs. Often a lung bleb ruptures putting air into the subcutaneous tissue. If it seals rapidly the sourc ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Walsh
17 years experience Addiction Medicine
Why why why: Depends on why the emphysema is there. If it is post procedural, they will follow over 24-48 hours. If i knew what and how severe the underlaying pr ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
34 years experience Addiction Medicine
Depends: Small ones and immediately treated can resorb in a few hours. If the source such as pneumothorax was large or is continuing, then it may take several ... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
27 years experience Pulmonology
No: Subcutaneous emphysema is usually the result of a collapsed lung (pneumothorax). It is treated with placing a drainage tube between the ribs to "suck ... Read More

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