Recurrent Subcutaneous Air of the Face and Neck

Elbert Kuo, David Ding, Jennifer Bell Zoole, G. Alexander Patterson, Traves D. Crabtree

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Subcutaneous air of the face and neck can be seen after trauma to the lungs, airway, and esophagus. We present a case of a 29-year-old with recurrent subcutaneous air of the face and neck with minimal pneumomediastinum. In this report, we discuss the workup of this patient and review the literature regarding self-inflicted causes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1667-1670
Number of pages4
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2010


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