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Can anyone provide me with further information on spontaneous pneumomediastinum?

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Dr. Garry Choy
Radiology
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In brief: Article on Pneumomed

Here is a good article on pneumomediastinum: http://emedicine.
Medscape.Com/article/1003409-overview.

In brief: Article on Pneumomed

Here is a good article on pneumomediastinum: http://emedicine.
Medscape.Com/article/1003409-overview.
Dr. Garry Choy
Dr. Garry Choy
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Dr. David Dang
Radiology
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In brief: See below

This is an uncommon.
It may happen in patients with asthma or copd. May happen with inhalation of cocaine, methamphetamine, ecstasy, marijuana, hydrocarbons. May happen w/ rapid ascent in scuba divers, valsalva maneuvers, vomiting, infections, blast injuries and iatrogenic injuries from endoscopy or surgery. Symptoms are usually pleuritic chest pain with dyspnea but can be life threatening.

In brief: See below

This is an uncommon.
It may happen in patients with asthma or copd. May happen with inhalation of cocaine, methamphetamine, ecstasy, marijuana, hydrocarbons. May happen w/ rapid ascent in scuba divers, valsalva maneuvers, vomiting, infections, blast injuries and iatrogenic injuries from endoscopy or surgery. Symptoms are usually pleuritic chest pain with dyspnea but can be life threatening.
Dr. David Dang
Dr. David Dang
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