Revista chilena de cirugía
versión On-line ISSN 0718-4026
MIR C, SARA; KORN B, OWEN; MORA D, ISABEL y BERRIOS S, DANIELA. Spontaneous pneumomediastinum: Report of one case. Rev Chil Cir [online]. 2007, vol.59, n.6, pp. 459-462. ISSN 0718-4026. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-40262007000600013.
We report a 22 years old male that consulted in the emergency room for a painful cervical mass that appeared spontaneously and grew rapidly. On physical examination cervical and supraclavicular subcutaneous emphysema was noted. Neck and chest CAT scan showed a pneumomediastinum in the absence of lung lesions. The condition subsided spontaneously in 24 hours and the patient remains asymptomatic
Palabras llave : Spontaneous pneumomediastinum; neck mass; subcutaneous emphysema.