ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
PNEUMOMEDIASTINUM AFTER BLUNT TRAUMA TO THE EYE
Ahmet Feridun Işık, Mehmet Kurnaz, Ufuk Çobanoğlu
Yüzüncü Yıl Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Göğüs Cerrahisi Ana Bilim Dalı, Van
Spontaneous pneumomediastinum is generally the result of rupture of peripherial alveoles which occurs after excessive valsalva maneuvier, young male and fertile female are generally affected. Traumatic pneumomediastinum is very rare. In this study, we aim to present a 20-year old male patient who had pneumomediastinum and diffuse subcutaneous emphysema following blunt eye trauma onto the left eye. Therefore, we want to discuss this case in order to inform that blunt eye trauma may be one of the causes of pneumomediastinum.
Keywords : Pneumomediastinum, traumatic pneumomediastinum, iatrogenic pneumomediastinum
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