Pneumomediastinum after Tooth Extraction


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OCAKCIOĞLU İ., KOYUNCU S., KÜPELİ M., BOL O.

Case Reports in Surgery, vol.2016, pp.1-3, 2016 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Case Report
  • Volume: 2016
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1155/2016/4769180
  • Journal Name: Case Reports in Surgery
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-3
  • Yozgat Bozok University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Pneumomediastinum is defined as the presence of air in mediastinum. Pneumomediastinum can sometimes occur after surgery. Pneumomediastinum seen after dental procedures is rare. We presented the case of subcutaneous emphysema developed in the neck and upper chest after tooth extraction and discussed the possible mechanisms of pneumomediastinum.