COVID-19 and Spontaneous Pneumomediastinum: A case series
© 2020 Elsevier Inc. COVID-19 is a relatively new and rapidly emerging disease. Given current knowledge of the disease process, it is of the utmost importance to gain further insight into its different clinical manifestations. In this report we describe three cases involving Hispanic males with COVID-19 all of whom developed pneumomediastinum during their hospital course. We want to emphasize the importance of this adverse event despite their non-smoking history and the exclusion of positive pressure ventilation. Frequent chest radiographs help with early recognition of this disease process. Early detection of pneumomediastinum is important as this could lead to worse morbidity if left unrecognized despite its usually benign nature.
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School of Medicine
General Internal Medicine