Pneumomediastinum after Tooth Extraction


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

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

  • Publication Type: Article / Case Report
  • Volume: 2016
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1155/2016/4769180
  • Title of Journal : Case Reports in Surgery
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-3

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.