A review of non-obstetric spontaneous pneumomediastinum and subcutaneous emphysema

  • M Brand
  • D B Bizos
  • L Burnell
Keywords: Spontaneous pneumomediastinum, spontaneous subcutaneous emphysema, Hamman's syndrome

Abstract

Louis Hamman originally reported the syndrome that bears his name in 1939, describing it in women in labour (‘postpartum pneumomediastinum’). More recently, the syndrome has been loosely applied to all cases of spontaneous pneumomediastinum and subcutaneous emphysema. This review includes an overview of 561 cases, nearly 10 times more than in any other study.
Published
2011-08-31
How to Cite
Brand, M., Bizos, D., & Burnell, L. (2011). A review of non-obstetric spontaneous pneumomediastinum and subcutaneous emphysema. South African Journal of Surgery, 49(3), 135-136. https://doi.org/10.7196/sajs.688
Section
Review