Title

A Rare Presentation of Asymptomatic Spontaneous Pneumomediastinum.

Division

North Florida

Hospital

Osceola Regional Medical Center

Document Type

Case Report

Publication Date

3-4-2021

Keywords

asymptomatic pneumomediastinum, pneumomediastinum

Disciplines

Internal Medicine | Radiology | Respiratory Tract Diseases

Abstract

Spontaneous pneumomediastinum is a rare condition characterized by interstitial air within the mediastinum without any obvious causative factors. It is most commonly found in young men, and the clinical presentation is typically associated with chest or neck pain and dyspnea. Objective findings can include subcutaneous emphysema of the neck and chest. Asymptomatic cases are exceedingly rare. In this report, we present the case of a 20-year-old woman who presented with acute psychosis and the incidental imaging finding of pneumomediastinum without any associated clinical signs or symptoms.

Publisher or Conference

Cureus

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