Spontaneous subcutaneous emphysema of the neck and mediastinum.

  title={Spontaneous subcutaneous emphysema of the neck and mediastinum.},
  author={R C Hunsicker and J J Lop{\'e}z-Rico and Bruce W Jafek},
  journal={Southern medical journal},
  volume={70 7},
An unusual case of spontaneous subcutaneous emphysema and pneumomediastinum presumably caused by a laryngeal or hypopharyngeal tear during excessive phonation is presented. The patient was treated conservatively after a careful search for any causative factors. Observation, with parenteral ailimentation, intravenous antibiotics, and voice rest, is advocated… CONTINUE READING