Subcutaneous Emphysema, Pneumo-Orbita and Pneumomediastinum Following a Facial Trauma Caused by a High-Pressure Car Washer [Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg]
Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg. 2014; 20(2): 147-150 | DOI: 10.5505/tjtes.2014.14237  

Subcutaneous Emphysema, Pneumo-Orbita and Pneumomediastinum Following a Facial Trauma Caused by a High-Pressure Car Washer

Fevzi Yılmaz1, Orcun Ciftci2, Miray Özlem1, Erdal Komut3, Ertuğrul Altunbilek1
1Numune Training And Research Hospital, Department Of Emergency Medicine, Ankara, Turkey.
2Baskent University Medical Faculty, Department Of Cardiology, Ankara, Turkey.
3Numune Training And Research Hospital, Department Of Radiology, Ankara, Turkey.

Pneumomediastinum is air leakage to mediastinal space from various potential sites, including lung, esophagus, trachea, and neck. It is a rare condition that develops either spontaneously with increased intraalveolar or intrabronchial pressure, or due to trauma. Although cases with face or neck trauma with subcutaneous emphysema that extended to mediastinal cavity via anatomical connections in face and neck have been reported, orbital traumas leading to pneumomediastinum is a very rare occurence that that has only been reported in a few reports. This paper reports a 17-year-old male who presented with diffuse subcutaneous emphysema involving paraorbital, facial areas, which extended to neck and mediastinal cavity from there.

Keywords: Pneumomediastinum, Subcutaneous emphysema, Facial trauma


Fevzi Yılmaz, Orcun Ciftci, Miray Özlem, Erdal Komut, Ertuğrul Altunbilek. Subcutaneous Emphysema, Pneumo-Orbita and Pneumomediastinum Following a Facial Trauma Caused by a High-Pressure Car Washer. Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg. 2014; 20(2): 147-150

Corresponding Author: Fevzi Yılmaz, Türkiye


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