What are the possible complications 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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Other air leak syndromes (in particular, pneumothorax) may be observed in conjunction with pneumomediastinum.

Subcutaneous emphysema is commonly noted, although it is not usually associated with serious complications.


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