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Pneumomediastinum, an unusual complication of facial trauma

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May 1, 2005
by Peter Monksfield, MRCS; Olivia Whiteside, MRCS; Susan Jaffé, FRCS (Edin.); Nick Steventon, FRCS; Chris Milford, FRCS
Pneumomediastinum is often an incidental finding following a blunt or penetrating trauma to the neck or chest. We report a rare case of pneumomediastinum following an isolated facial trauma that was diagnosed on imaging. We also review the clinical signs of this condition, its radiologic characteristics, and the 18 previously reported cases of pneumomediastinum following facial trauma.

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