Case 15

  • Rita Joarder
  • Neil Crundwell


A 24-year-old female 8 h post partum (spontaneous vaginal delivery) developed dyspnoea and neck swelling. A CXR was performed (Image 1).


Thoracic Surgery Chest Wall Illicit Drug Common Occurrence Valsalva Manoeuvre 
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Further Reading

  1. Koullias GJ et al (2004) Current assessment and management of spontaneous pneumomediastinum: experience in 24 adult patients. Euro J Cardiothoracic Surg 25:852–855CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rita Joarder
    • 1
  • Neil Crundwell
    • 1
  1. 1.Conquest HospitalEast SussexUK

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