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CASE REPORT
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 95-97

A Case Of Pneumomediastinum with Subcutaneous Emphysema in a Patient of Interstitial Lung Disease


National Institute of TB and Respiratory Diseases, Sri Aurobindo Marg, New Delhi, India

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Pushpendra K Verma
National Institute of TB and Respiratory Diseases, Sri Aurobindo Marg, B-355/A, Ashok Nagar, Mandoli Road, Near Tyagi Dairy, Delhi 110093
India
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DOI: 10.4103/mamcjms.mamcjms_25_17

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Pneumomediastinum that occurs because of rupture of alveoli and dissection of air along the fascial planes of the tracheobronchial tree is a rare complication of interstitial lung disease (ILD). Diagnosed by CAT scan, it is usually a self-limiting condition managed conservatively with supportive care and oxygen therapy. We present a rare case of pneumomediastinum with subcutaneous emphysema in a patient of ILD.


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