pneumomediastinum in newborn

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What is pneumomediastinum?

Air between lungs

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The mediastinum is in the center of the chest between the two lungs containing the heart, esophagus, trachea and great blood vessels. Air in the mediastinum (pneumomedistinum) can occur from a perforated esophagus, trauma, severe asthma with alveolar rupture, after surgery, or in barotrauma in scuba diving . The underlying cause may need to be treated emergently.
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Dr. William Nyman answered:

What are the tests for pneumomediastinum?

Chest xray or ct

Emphysema
Pneumomediastinum is air in the central chest near the heart and great vessels . It can spread into the neck soft tissues.It can come from the lung,airways, esophagus or trauma. It can be seen often on a chest x-ray alone. CT is very sensitive for even small amounts of this displaced air and can also evaluate the cause
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Which exactly will happen if I smoke after having a pneumomediastinum?

Nothing Good

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You will continue to damage your lungs and worsen emphysema as well as increasing your risk of developing lung cancer as well as cancer of the stomach, esophagus, colon, kidneys and bladder. You will continue to accelerate atheroclerotic changes to your vascular system, raising your risks for heart attack, stroke, and peripheral vascular disease.
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What would happend if I smoked marijuana after I had pneumomediastinum?

It might recur

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You might get the pneumomediastinum again as smoking marijuana is often associated with vigorous inhalations and holding the breath for an extended period of time under pressure. This can cause air to pop out from the lung and surround the mediastinal structures....pneumomediastinum. Getting air around the lung, pneumothorax, can also occur and can be much more serious
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Dr. Garry Choy answered:

Can anyone provide me with further information on spontaneous pneumomediastinum?

Article on Pneumomed

Here is a good article on pneumomediastinum: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1003409-overview
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Dr. Ernst Garcon answered:

My 2 years boy had a pneumomediastinum in dec. Our doctor ask us to pass a second x-ray, x-rays are not bad for him at this age??

Yes and No

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Your Doc weight the risks and benefits of the x-ray. Yes, radiations carry some cumulative risks of cancer, however there a bigger risk of complication from pneumomediatinum that may kill your boy now, especially if the dooctor doesn't have a clear reason why he has that. It will be safer to verify with x-ray if it's getting smaller or larger and determine what need to be done next.
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Dr. Piotr Obara answered:

I had spontaneous pneumomediastinum. My CT scan noted "minimal interlobular septal thickening @ lung apices consistent w/pulmonary congestion". What does that mean and did the SP cause it?

Spontaneous pneumo-

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Mediastinum by itself is benign and resolves on its own, as opposed to pneumothorax which can be dangerous. SP can be caused by activities that rasie pressure in the airway, such as in trumpet players or extensive coughing. The septal thickening is most commonly seen with fluid in the lung/pulmonary edema, which wouldnt itself cause SP unless it made you cough a lot.
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2 recent ER trips. One w/spontaneous pneumomediastinum; one w/likely bowel obstruction (resolved). Had high WBC both times; no other signs of infection. If no infection, why given antibiotics?

High WBC !!!!

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High WBC is a sign of infection. The antibiotics have kept the infection in check. Keep in close contact with your doctors as these are very, very serious events!!
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Dr. Shin Beh answered:

ER 2day w/severe back pain following straining w/bm (ongoing constip & dark blood in stool). DX w/high WBC + pneumomediastinum (CAT scan). No asthma, no perf in esoph or lungs ... what's going on?

Sounds serious

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You should go to an emergency room or contact your doctor asap. This doesn't sound good.
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Could Ehler's Danlos present w/spontaneous pneumomediastinum? Desperate for answers. Ongoing GI bleeds and low-grade fevers (6+ months) with no explanation, livedo reticularis, DEFINITELY hypermobile

A qualafied yes

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Ehler-Danlos is no just one conditiont. There are quite a few variations lumped together under this term. A vascular sub-type may typically cause bleeding. I suggest either a visit to place like Mayo clinic or contact The Ehlers-Danlos National Foundation
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