Three cases of spontaneous pneumomediastinum

Shinji Ohtani, Toshinori Kawai, Ryouhei Higashi

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We experienced 3 cases of spontaneous pneumomediastinum. The patients were a 21-year-old male and two 26-year-old females. They complained of chest pain and dysphasia. X-ray examination and chest CT scan revealed pneumomediastinum. After 1 week follow-up, the pneumomediastinum had completely resolved and no recurrence was observed. Spontaneous pneumomediastinum is uncommon and usually benign. Most patients require only conservative treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1187-1192
Number of pages6
JournalJapanese Journal of Chest Diseases
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2004


  • Spontaneous pneumomediastinum

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine


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