An Unusual Cause of Shortness of Breath: Hamman Syndrome
AbstractA 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).
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
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