Pneumomediastinum in a Heavy Weightlifter

Swaminathan, Neeraja and Agrawal, Akanksha and Ram, Pradhum (2019) Pneumomediastinum in a Heavy Weightlifter. European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 6 (5). ISSN 2284-2594

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The presence of air in the mediastinal cavity (i.e., pneumomediastinum) is an uncommon condition. It is usually precipitated by an event such as penetrating trauma, barotrauma or increased intrathoracic pressure caused by severe vomiting or coughing. We present the case of a 32-year-old man who developed pneumomediastinum as a result of heavy weightlifting.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Pneumomediastinum, weightlifting
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 616 Malattie (classificare qui la Clinica medica, la medicina basata sull'evidenza, la Medicina interna, la Medicina sperimentale) > 616.2 Malattie del sistema respiratorio
Depositing User: Sr. Francesco Bonaccorsi
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2020 09:22
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2020 09:22

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