Spontaneous pneumomediastinum: an extensive workup is not required.

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BACKGROUND Spontaneous pneumomediastinum is a rare entity usually caused by alveolar rupture and air tracking along the tracheobronchial tree. Despite its benign nature, an extensive workup is often undertaken to exclude hollow viscus perforation. We sought to review our experience with this condition and examine the optimal management strategy. STUDY… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2014.06.001

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@article{Bakhos2014SpontaneousPA, title={Spontaneous pneumomediastinum: an extensive workup is not required.}, author={Charles T. Bakhos and Stevan S Pupovac and Ashar Ata and John Fantauzzi and Thomas Fabian}, journal={Journal of the American College of Surgeons}, year={2014}, volume={219 4}, pages={713-7} }