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Spontaneous pneumothorax, pneumomediastinum, and epidural emphysema presenting as neck pain suspicious for meningitis.
Pediatr Emerg Care. 2007 Jul; 23(7):469-71.PE

Abstract

Pneumomediastinum and epidural pneumatosis are rare findings. Simultaneous occurrence of spontaneous pneumothorax, pneumomediastinum, pneumopericardium, and epidural emphysema is particularly rare. These findings are even more unusual when there is no history of trauma, underlying pathology, or history of asthma. We present a case of a young male who was referred to the emergency department by his primary care physician for rule out meningitis and was found to have all the above-mentioned findings. It is important to recognize the clinical signs and symptoms of air trapping in various tissues and investigate appropriately. This may prevent potentially life-threatening complications. Subcutaneous emphysema, pneumomediastinum, and epidural emphysema associated with spontaneous bilateral pneumothoraces represents an extremely rare presentation.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Medicine, York Hospital, York, PA 17405-7198, USA. vdontu@wellspan.orgNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17666929

Citation

Dontu, Vijay S., and David Kramer. "Spontaneous Pneumothorax, Pneumomediastinum, and Epidural Emphysema Presenting as Neck Pain Suspicious for Meningitis." Pediatric Emergency Care, vol. 23, no. 7, 2007, pp. 469-71.
Dontu VS, Kramer D. Spontaneous pneumothorax, pneumomediastinum, and epidural emphysema presenting as neck pain suspicious for meningitis. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2007;23(7):469-71.
Dontu, V. S., & Kramer, D. (2007). Spontaneous pneumothorax, pneumomediastinum, and epidural emphysema presenting as neck pain suspicious for meningitis. Pediatric Emergency Care, 23(7), 469-71.
Dontu VS, Kramer D. Spontaneous Pneumothorax, Pneumomediastinum, and Epidural Emphysema Presenting as Neck Pain Suspicious for Meningitis. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2007;23(7):469-71. PubMed PMID: 17666929.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Spontaneous pneumothorax, pneumomediastinum, and epidural emphysema presenting as neck pain suspicious for meningitis. AU - Dontu,Vijay S, AU - Kramer,David, PY - 2007/8/2/pubmed PY - 2007/8/22/medline PY - 2007/8/2/entrez SP - 469 EP - 71 JF - Pediatric emergency care JO - Pediatr Emerg Care VL - 23 IS - 7 N2 - Pneumomediastinum and epidural pneumatosis are rare findings. Simultaneous occurrence of spontaneous pneumothorax, pneumomediastinum, pneumopericardium, and epidural emphysema is particularly rare. These findings are even more unusual when there is no history of trauma, underlying pathology, or history of asthma. We present a case of a young male who was referred to the emergency department by his primary care physician for rule out meningitis and was found to have all the above-mentioned findings. It is important to recognize the clinical signs and symptoms of air trapping in various tissues and investigate appropriately. This may prevent potentially life-threatening complications. Subcutaneous emphysema, pneumomediastinum, and epidural emphysema associated with spontaneous bilateral pneumothoraces represents an extremely rare presentation. SN - 1535-1815 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/17666929/Spontaneous_pneumothorax_pneumomediastinum_and_epidural_emphysema_presenting_as_neck_pain_suspicious_for_meningitis_ L2 - http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/01.pec.0000280512.21160.c7 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -