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Revista Médica del Uruguay

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LOPEZ PENZA, Patricia; ODRIOZOLA, Martín  and  RUSO, Luis. Neumomediastino espontáneo asociado al consumo de drogas inhalantes. Rev. Méd. Urug. [online]. 2007, vol.23, n.4, pp.378-382. ISSN 1688-0390.

Summary Pneumomediastinum was described by Hamman in 1939, and it was Macklin who delineated the pathogenesis in 1944(1). It is a condition in which air is present in the mediastinum, and we say it is spontaneous when it is presented in the absence of other associated pathologies. It is a benign condition, infrequent, a self-limiting disease that may be associated with pneumothorax. In this study we present two cases of spontaneous pneumomediastinum, without pneumothorax, which highlight the concomitance of cocaine and cocaine base paste inhalation.

Keywords : MEDIASTINAL EMPHYSEMA [ chemically induced]; COCAINE-RELATED DISORDERS [ complications].

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