Postpartum pneumomediastinum

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Abstract

A 21-year-old primigravida with previous history of pulmonary tuberculosis had a normal but assisted vaginal delivery after a prolonged second stage. Within 12 hours, she complained of dyspnoea and was found to have abnormal neck and anterior chest wall swelling. A diagnosis of subcut aneous emphysema was made and this was confirmed with the chest radiograph, which also revealed pneumomediastinum. she recovered well within four days with conservative treatment.

Original languageEnglish
JournalSingapore Medical Journal
Volume48
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2007

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Mediastinal Emphysema
Emphysema
Thoracic Wall
Pulmonary Tuberculosis
Dyspnea
Postpartum Period
Neck
Thorax
Conservative Treatment

Keywords

  • Postpartum complication
  • Postpartum pneumomediastium
  • Subcutaneous emphysema

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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Postpartum pneumomediastinum. / Norzilawati, Mohd Naim; Ahmad, Shuhaila; Mohd. Razi, Zainul Rashid.

In: Singapore Medical Journal, Vol. 48, No. 6, 06.2007.

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