Lung India

: 1986  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 35--37

Pneumomediastinum Complicating Status Asthmaticus

Rakesh Gilhotra1, S. K Malik2 

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Rakesh Gilhotra

Spontaneous pneumomediastinum as a complication of status asthmaticus is extremely rare. History, careful physical examination and radiography play an important role in diagnosis. Though potentially life threatening, majority of cases of pneumomediastinum respond to conservative medical management and surgical intervention is rarely required. In this report, clinical history and background of spontaneous pneumomediastinum in a 21 year old patient who had status asthmaticus is presented. The underlying mechanism and management of this rare complication are discussed.

How to cite this article:
Gilhotra R, Malik S. Pneumomediastinum Complicating Status Asthmaticus.Lung India 1986;4:35-37

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Gilhotra R, Malik S. Pneumomediastinum Complicating Status Asthmaticus. Lung India [serial online] 1986 [cited 2020 Feb 26 ];4:35-37
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