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What are the tests for pneumomediastinum?
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Dr. William Nyman
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In brief: Chest xray or ct
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.

In brief: Chest xray or ct
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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