What is the prevalence of pneumomediastinum (PM) among Israelis?

Updated: Feb 26, 2019
  • Author: Patrick L Carolan, MD; Chief Editor: Girish D Sharma, MD, FCCP, FAAP  more...
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Esayag et al reported an Israeli series of 13 patients with spontaneous pneumomediastinum. [11] This group represented 1 in 41,600 referrals to the emergency room and 1 in 15,500 hospitalizations. The median age of the patients was 19 years (range 2–72 y). Males comprised 77% of this group.


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