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IMAGES IN CARDIOTHORACIC TRAUMA
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 23

Pneumomediastinum as Revealed during Video-assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery


Department of Surgery, The Norwegian Southern Hospital, Kristiansand, Norway; Scandinavian Cardiovascular Surgery Center, Gothenburg, Sweden

Date of Web Publication15-Dec-2017

Correspondence Address:
Moheb A Rashid
Department of Surgery, The Norwegian Southern Hospital, Kristiansand, Norway; Scandinavian Cardiovascular Surgery Center, Gothenburg
Sweden
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jctt.jctt_2_17

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How to cite this article:
Rashid MA. Pneumomediastinum as Revealed during Video-assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery. J Cardiothorac Trauma 2017;2:23

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Rashid MA. Pneumomediastinum as Revealed during Video-assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery. J Cardiothorac Trauma [serial online] 2017 [cited 2020 May 31];2:23. Available from: http://www.jctt.org/text.asp?2017/2/1/23/220843



Figure 1: It is truly said “one picture is worth a thousand words.” An image of pneumomediastinum is no exception of this statement. These photos were taken during a video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery for massive pneumothorax with associated pneumomediastinum. There are so many published documents of radiological figures of pneumomediastinum; however, to the best of our knowledge, this is the first surgical image of pneumomediastinum

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Figure 2: The massive air bubbles infiltrating the fatty tissues around the heart are clearly seen. The phrenic nerve is also well shown diagonally through the images

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