Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
Medknow Publications on behalf of the Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine
Vol. 14, No. 2, 2010, pp. 92-94
Bioline Code: cm10016
Full paper language: English
Document type: Case Report
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Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine, Vol. 14, No. 2, 2010, pp. 92-94
© Copyright 2010 Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine.
Spontaneous pnemomedastinum in acute severe asthma|
Aleemuddin, N. M. & Bahmed, Farah
Spontaneous medastinal emphysema, as a complication of acute severe asthma, is an uncommon entity. It usually runs a benign course and resolves spontaneously without any surgical intervention. Recognition of this complication is critical, as it has to be differentiated from other life threatening ones including oesophageal rupture, Boerhave′s syndrome, acute coronary syndrome and pulmonary embolism. This case is being presented to emphasize its recognition in the differential diagnosis of complications arising from acute severe asthma and to present its management strategy in detail.
Spontaneous pneumomedastinum, cervical medastinotomy, tracheostomy, 100% oxygen, Hammans sign
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