What is the role of nitrogen washout in the treatment of pneumomediastinum (PM)?

Updated: Feb 26, 2019
  • Author: Patrick L Carolan, MD; Chief Editor: Girish D Sharma, MD, FCCP, FAAP  more...
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Answer

Nitrogen washout with inhalation of 100% oxygen has been suggested as a possible therapy for pneumomediastinum. The actual indications for this procedure are unclear.


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