What is the prognosis 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

Although recurrent pneumomediastinum is a risk, the pneumomediastinum is almost invariably benign, with morbidity or mortality principally attributable to the associated or precipitating condition.


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