ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
TURKISH JOURNAL OF
THORACIC AND
CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Recurrent spontaneous pneumomediastinum and pneumorrhachis accompanied by Raynaud's phenomenon
Kubilay Karabacak1, Gençer Genç2, Gökhan Gündoğdu3, Abdurrahman Bakır4
1Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Mareşal Çakmak Military Hospital, Erzurum, Turkey
2Department of Neurology, Mareşal Çakmak Military Hospital, Erzurum, Turkey
3Department of Thoracic Surgery, Mareşal Çakmak Military Hospital, Erzurum, Turkey
4Department of Neurosurgery, Mareşal Çakmak Military Hospital, Erzurum, Turkey
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2013.6880
Pneumorrhachis is characterized by the air in the spinal epidural space. In this article, we report a 21-year-old male case with Raynaud’s phenomenon and recurrent spontaneous pneumomediastinum episodes accompanied by subcutaneous emphysema who was radiographically diagnosed with pneumomediastinum accompanied by pneumorrhachis during his follow-up visits.
Keywords : Pneumorrhachis; Raynaud’s phenomenon; recurrent spontaneous pneumomediastinum
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