Spontaneous pneumomediastinum following pneumonia in a 23-year-old male patient

https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2016.769

Authors

  • Yusuf Kayar | ykayar@yahoo.com Bezmialem Vakif University, Turkey.
  • Nüket Bayram Kayar BaÄŸcılar Education and Research Hospital, Turkey.
  • Tuncay ÅžahutoÄŸlu Sisli Etfal Education and Research Hospital, Turkey.
  • Venkatanarayana Gangarapu Bezmialem Vakif University, Turkey.

Abstract

Spontaneous pneumomediastinum (SPM) is defined as the presence of interstitial air in the mediastinum without any apparent precipitating factor. We present a case of 23 year old male patient, who has been referred to our outpatient clinic with the complaints of sudden chest pain, dyspnea followed by pneumonia and was diagnosed as SPM. The patient was treated with ampicillin sulbactam (4 gr/day) and methylprednisolon (20 mg/day) for 4 days. and oral intake was stopped during treatment. Post treatment, it was observed that the crepitations were disappeared thoroughly and vesicular sounds were heard by oscultation. The control values of arterial blood gas was as following: pH:7,39 pO2:95 mmHg, pCO2:37 mmHg, SaO2: %97. In the 5th day his oral intake was started and he was discharged. 

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Published
2016-10-14
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Pneumology - Case Reports
Keywords:
Spontaneous pneumomediastinum, dyspnea, chest pain.
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Kayar, Yusuf, Nüket Bayram Kayar, Tuncay ÅžahutoÄŸlu, and Venkatanarayana Gangarapu. 2016. “Spontaneous Pneumomediastinum Following Pneumonia in a 23-Year-Old Male Patient”. Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease 83 (1-2). https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2016.769.