Two unusual causes of a rare clinical entity: pneumomediastinum


PEKER R. O. , Kamburoglu H. O. , Sabuncu T., Alpat S., Pasaoglu I.

TURK GOGUS KALP DAMAR CERRAHISI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY, vol.23, no.2, pp.359-362, 2015 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2015.10938
  • Journal Name: TURK GOGUS KALP DAMAR CERRAHISI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.359-362

Abstract

Pneumomediastinum is a rare clinical entity characterized by trapping of air in mediastinum. Conservative management is sufficient in majority of patients with pneumomediastinum. Herein we report two rare cases of pneumomediastinum that occurred after dental and aesthetic surgery. Since clinical courses of the two cases were divergent, one was treated conservatively while the other was treated surgically. Complete resorption of pneumomediastinum was detected during follow-up of both cases.