Which medical conditions associated with the development of pneumomediastinum (PM) need aggressive management?

Updated: Feb 26, 2019
  • Author: Patrick L Carolan, MD; Chief Editor: Girish D Sharma, MD, FCCP, FAAP  more...
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Medical conditions associated with the development of pneumomediastinum should be treated aggressively. These include asthma and recurrent vomiting (eg, from gastroesophageal reflux disease [GERD], chemotherapy, cyclic vomiting, bulimia). [44]


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