Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 37, Issue 12, pp 1286–1288 | Cite as

Pneumomediastinum and pneumothorax as presenting signs in severe Mycoplasma pneumoniae pneumonia

  • José L. Vázquez
  • Ignacio Vázquez
  • Maria L. González
  • José L. García-Tejedor
  • Alfredo Repáraz
Case Report

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

Mycoplasma Pneumonia Pneumothorax Pneumomediastinum Child 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • José L. Vázquez
    • 1
  • Ignacio Vázquez
    • 1
  • Maria L. González
    • 2
  • José L. García-Tejedor
    • 1
  • Alfredo Repáraz
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyComplejo Hospitalario Universitario de VigoVigoSpain
  2. 2.Department of PediatricsComplejo Hospitalario Universitario de VigoVigoSpain

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