Pneumomediastinum in a Heavy Weightlifter
  • Neeraja Swaminathan
    Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • Akanksha Agrawal
    Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • Pradhum Ram
    Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Keywords

Pneumomediastinum, weightlifting

Abstract

The presence of air in the mediastinal cavity (i.e., pneumomediastinum) is an uncommon condition. It is usually precipitated by an event such as penetrating trauma, barotrauma or increased intrathoracic pressure caused by severe vomiting or coughing. We present the case of a 32-year-old man who developed pneumomediastinum as a result of heavy weightlifting.

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    Published: 2019-05-03
    Issue: Vol 6 No 5 (view)


    How to cite:
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    Swaminathan N, Agrawal A, Ram P. Pneumomediastinum in a Heavy Weightlifter. EJCRIM 2019;6 doi:10.12890/2019_001085.

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