Acute tracheal tear – A potential cause of spontaneous pneumomediastinum in patients with COVID-19

https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2021.1852

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Spontaneous pneumomediastinum following prolonged periods of severe coughing should raise the suspicion of tracheal rupture in COVID-19 patients.

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2021-04-15
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COVID-19 - Collection of articles on the Coronavirus outbreak
Keywords:
covid, pneumomediastinum, tracheal tear
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Mangel, Tobin P., and Brendan P. Madden. 2021. “Acute Tracheal Tear – A Potential Cause of Spontaneous Pneumomediastinum in Patients With COVID-19”. Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease 91 (2). https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2021.1852.