Massive subcutaneous emphysema, pneumomediastinum, and pneumopericardium in children

Stefano Giuliani, Ashanti Franklin, James Pierce, Henri Ford, Tracy C. Grikscheit

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Abstract

Massive subcutaneous emphysema (SE), pneumomediastinum (PM), and pneumopericardium (PP) are rare conditions in the pediatric population. Air leak syndrome is a constellation of disorders that include SE, PM, PP, and pulmonary interstitial emphysema. In children, SE, PM, and PP are associated with obstructive airway disease most often in the case of asthma. Management may be conservative or involve invasive procedures that require surgical intervention. Here, we describe a case of massive SE, PM, and PP in a 10-year-old child after placement of a peripherally inserted central line and review the literature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)647-649
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Pediatric Surgery
Volume45
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2010
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Children
  • Pneumomediastinum
  • Pneumopericardium
  • Subcutaneous emphysema

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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