An Unusual Cause of Shortness of Breath: Hamman Syndrome

Authors

  • Victoria Asfour
  • Rizwan Attia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1532/HSF98.20121065

Abstract

A 41-year-old primiparous low-risk woman developed dyspnea and generalized head and neck swelling after a normal delivery of a healthy neonate. A chest x-ray demonstrated surgical emphysema in the neck and a suggestion of pneumomediastinum (arrows, Figure panel A).

References

Hamman LV. 1939. Spontaneous mediastinal emphysema. Bull Johns Hopkins Hosp 64:1-21.nKostiainen S, Mattila S. 1975. Spontaneous mediastinal emphysema: Hamman's syndrome. Ann Chir Gynaecol Fenn 64:44-6.n

Published

2013-02-25

How to Cite

Asfour, V., & Attia, R. (2013). An Unusual Cause of Shortness of Breath: Hamman Syndrome. The Heart Surgery Forum, 16(1), E48-E48. https://doi.org/10.1532/HSF98.20121065

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