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Year : 1999  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 75-78

Tracheostomy In Life Threatening Primary Spontaneous Pneumomediastinum In A 13 Year Male Child - A Case Report

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Nalin Joshi

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A case of primary spontaneous pneumomediastinum in a 13 year male child with none of the recognised risk factors is reported. He presented with classical symptoms and signs of pneumomediastinum. He kept on conservative treatment initially but tracheostomy was done later on in view of respiratory distress and laryngeal stridor and to maintain the patency of airways with prompt relief.

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