ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Two unusual causes of a rare clinical entity: pneumomediastinum
Recep Oktay Peker1, Haldun Onuralp Kamburoğlu2, Timuçin Sabuncu1, Şafak Alpat1, İlhan Paşaoğlu1
1Departments of Cardiovascular, Medical Faculty of Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey
2Departments of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Medical Faculty of Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2015.10938
Pneumomediastinum is a rare clinical entity characterized by trapping of air in mediastinum. Conservative management is sufficient in majority of patients with pneumomediastinum. Herein we report two rare cases of pneumomediastinum that occurred after dental and aesthetic surgery. Since clinical courses of the two cases were divergent, one was treated conservatively while the other was treated surgically. Complete resorption of pneumomediastinum was detected during follow-up of both cases.
Keywords : Mediastinum; pericardium; pleura; pneumomediastinum
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