Three cases of spontaneous pneumomediastinum

Kashin Kobayashi, Soichi Tachikawa, Takahiko Horiguchi, Rieko Kondo, Mamoru Shiga, Masahiro Hirose, Yasushi Sasaki, Hiroshi Torigoe

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We encountered 3 male patients with spontaneous pneumomediastinum. The patients were a 16-year old and a 17-year old and a 24-year old. Predisposing episodes for the development of spontaneous pneumomediastinum could be identified in all 3 patients: throwing a ball during a baseball game in 1, lifting a heavy load during work in 2. However, they were healthy and suddenly developed symptoms in the absence of any underlying disease. The presenting complaint was chest pain in all 3 patients. Chest X-ray films and chest CT images revealed pneumomediastinum. A diagnosis of spontaneous pneumomediastinum was made based on chest X-ray films and chest CT images. After conservative treatment, all 3 patients recovered.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)350-353
Number of pages4
JournalNihon Kokyūki Gakkai zasshi = the journal of the Japanese Respiratory Society
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 04-2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)


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