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A chest pain rarely seen in emergency room: Spontaneous pneumomediastinum

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Author(s): Mahmut TAS | Ayhan OZHASENEKLER | Servan GOKHAN

Journal: Turkish Journal of Emergency Medicine
ISSN 1304-7361

Volume: 10;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 144;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: Emergency department | chest pain | spontaneous pneumomediastinum.

ABSTRACT
Although spontaneous pneumomediatinum is a rare and usually self-limited emergency, it should be followed up closely because of possible complications which have a high rate of mortality. Current case is presented particulary to emphasize that spontaneous pneumomediastinum should be kept in mind in differential diagnosis of chest pain and vertigo in emergency department admissions.
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