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Self-induced subcutaneous facial emphysema in a prisoner: Report of a case

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June 14, 2011
by Mahmoud Goudarzi, MD and Jafar Navabi, MD


Subcutaneous cervicofacial emphysema is a rare condition that results from various causes. Initially it might be misdiagnosed and managed as other clinical entities, such as angioedema. We report a case of self-induced subcutaneous facial emphysema in a prisoner who sought better living conditions by simulating an emergency.

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