Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 20, Issue 1–2, pp 45–47 | Cite as

Pneumomediastinum caused by foreign body aspiration in children

  • E. M. Burton
  • W. RiggsJr.
  • R. A. Kaufman
  • C. S. Houston
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Abstract

In a retrospective review of 155 children with tracheobronchial foreign body aspiration (FBA), there were ten patients who had pneumomediastinum (PM) on an initial chest radiograph. Nine of ten presented with PM and one patient had PM noted after bronchoscopy. In a child less than two years of age with no history of trauma, the radiographic finding of PM should prompt further investigation for FBA.

Keywords

Public Health Foreign Body Retrospective Review Chest Radiograph Radiographic Finding 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. M. Burton
    • 1
    • 2
  • W. RiggsJr.
    • 1
  • R. A. Kaufman
    • 1
    • 2
  • C. S. Houston
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyLeBonheur Children's Medical CenterMemphisUSA
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyUniversity of Tennessee Health Sciences CenterMemphisUSA

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