Pneumomediastinum: with continuous diaphragm sign

Case contributed by Dr Mohamed Hossam el Deen


Acute chest pain since 24 hours. History of corona viral infection x 3 weeks.

Patient Data

Gender: Female

Chest x ray showing continuous lucent line above the central portion of the diaphragm. A sign suggesting pneumopericardium or pneumomediastinum.

Confirmatory CT scan of the chest shows bilateral surgical emphysema and air leakage into the mediastinum and pleural fissure spaces. Bilateral pulmonary congestion is also noted.

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Case information

rID: 43887
Published: 27th Mar 2016
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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