Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 37, Issue 12, pp 1286–1288

Pneumomediastinum and pneumothorax as presenting signs in severe Mycoplasma pneumoniae pneumonia

Authors

    • Department of RadiologyComplejo Hospitalario Universitario de Vigo
  • Ignacio Vázquez
    • Department of RadiologyComplejo Hospitalario Universitario de Vigo
  • Maria L. González
    • Department of PediatricsComplejo Hospitalario Universitario de Vigo
  • José L. García-Tejedor
    • Department of RadiologyComplejo Hospitalario Universitario de Vigo
  • Alfredo Repáraz
    • Department of PediatricsComplejo Hospitalario Universitario de Vigo
Case Report

DOI: 10.1007/s00247-007-0611-1

Cite this article as:
Vázquez, J.L., Vázquez, I., González, M.L. et al. Pediatr Radiol (2007) 37: 1286. doi:10.1007/s00247-007-0611-1

Abstract

We present a 3-year-old child with severe extensive Mycoplasma pneumoniae pneumonia complicated with pneumomediastinum and pneumothorax. Pneumothorax and pneumomediastinum have only exceptionally been described in mild cases of the disease. The radiological findings, differential diagnosis and clinical course are discussed.

Keywords

MycoplasmaPneumoniaPneumothoraxPneumomediastinumChild

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