Spontaneous postpartum pneumomediastinum: A case report and review of literature

Citation:
Okoro D, Olabu B. "Spontaneous postpartum pneumomediastinum: A case report and review of literature." The Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology of Eastern and Central Africa (JOGECA). 2011;23(2):64-66.

Abstract:

Spontaneous pneumomediastinum is a rare condition, more often seen among males with history of intravenous drug abuse. It may also complicate severe pneumonia in children; very few cases of this condition have been reported post partum. Management of this condition may result in numerous interventions including radiological investigations, dietary restriction and antibiotic administration with prolonged hospitalization. We report a case of a primiparous teenage girl with spontaneous pneumomediastinum following home delivery and successfully managed conservatively.

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