stinum as a cause of acute chest pain postpartum
- T Kaneki, K Kubo, A Kawashima
- J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med
• Vol 10 • August-September 2008 Spontaneous Pneumomediastinum Pneumomediastinum is defined as the presence of air within the mediastinum . The incidence varies from 1 in 12,000 to 1 in 30,000 , and its association with trauma or esophageal rupture after vomiting is well recognized . In contrast, spontaneous pneumomediastinum is a less recognized, uncommon entity, not associated with an obvious precipitating event and usually has a more benign course. We summarize the clinical presentation, investigations, treatment and prognosis of patients presenting with SPM in our institution and recommend what we found to be the best approach to these patients.