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Archivos de Medicina Interna

Print version ISSN 0250-3816On-line version ISSN 1688-423X

Abstract

FERNANDEZ, Alejandro et al. Spontaneous Pneumomediastinum: clinical case and literature review. Arch. Med Int [online]. 2012, vol.34, n.2, pp.57-59. ISSN 0250-3816.

Spontaneous pneumomediastinum (SPM) is a rare condition with a typically benign course and spontaneous resolution. It may occur spontaneously or be induced by a number of triggering factors. The paper describes a case and provides a literature review detailing epidemiological, diagnostic and therapeutic issues. Emphasis is made on the high degree of clinical suspicion required for its diagnosis, primarily in young patients presenting with chest pain.

Keywords : Chest pain; Spontaneous pneumomediastinum.

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