Cervicofacial emphysema and pneumomediastinum following pediatric adenotonsillectomy: A rare complication

N.P. Shine, C. Sader, Harvey Coates

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    Abstract

    Cervicofacial emphysema and pneumomediastinum are rarely observed sequelae of surgical intervention in the upper aerodigestive tract. It is a potentially life-threatening condition but the majority of cases are self-limiting and benign. Symptoms incude chest pain, neck pain, dyspnea and odynophagia. A case occurring after adenotonsillar surgery in a 7-year-old child is presented. This report highlights this unusual complication and its potential to delay the postoperative recovery following adenotonsillectomy. (c) 2005 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1579-1582
    JournalInternational Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
    Volume69
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2005

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