HAMMAN’S SYNDROME (SPONTANEOUS PNEUMOMEDIASTINUM)

Authors

  • Sónia Santos Serviço de Medicina Interna 2, Centro Hospital de Leiria, Leiria, Portugal
  • Cátia Ribeiro Santos Serviço de Medicina Interna 2, Centro Hospital de Leiria, Leiria, Portugal
  • Joana Raquel Monteiro Serviço de Medicina Interna 2, Centro Hospital de Leiria, Leiria, Portugal
  • Sónia Salgueiro Serviço de Medicina Interna 2, Centro Hospital de Leiria, Leiria, Portugal
  • Célio Fernandes Serviço de Medicina Interna 2, Centro Hospital de Leiria, Leiria, Portugal

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.48729/pjctvs.75

Abstract

The authors present the case of a previously healthy, 22-year-old male nonsmoker who sought emergency room treatment complaining of retrosternal pain. He reported a history of odynophagia two days before, followed by productive cough, fever and dyspnea. On chest radiography, a line could be observed surrounding the heart and the continuous diaphragm sign. The chest computed tomography scan confirmed the presence of pneumomediastinum and soft tissue emphysema. The case was discussed in a multidisciplinary team, and the possibility of surgical intervention was rejected. Conservative treatment was decided with complete resolution of the pneumomediastinum.

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Published

25-04-2021

How to Cite

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Santos S, Ribeiro Santos C, Monteiro JR, Salgueiro S, Fernandes C. HAMMAN’S SYNDROME (SPONTANEOUS PNEUMOMEDIASTINUM). Rev Port Cir Cardiotorac Vasc [Internet]. 2021 Apr. 25 [cited 2024 May 21];27(1):43-5. Available from: https://pjctvs.com/index.php/journal/article/view/75

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Clinical Cases