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CASE REPORT
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 29  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 70-72

Subcutaneous emphysema in cavitary pulmonary tuberculosis without pneumothorax or pneumomediastinum


Department of Respiratory Medicine, JLN Medical College, Ajmer, India

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Ramakant Dixit
381/26, Ramganj, Ajmer - 305 001, Rajasthan
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-2113.92369

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Extra-alveolar air in the form of subcutaneous tissue emphysema is observed in a variety of clinical settings. Spontaneous subcutaneous emphysema in the absence of pneumothorax or pneumomediastinum is very rare. We report a case of spontaneous subcutaneous emphysema secondary to cavitary pulmonary tuberculosis in the absence of pneumothorax or pneumomediastinum.


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