Hamman syndrome


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Ham·man syn·drome

(ham'ăn),
spontaneous mediastinal emphysema, resulting from rupture of alveoli.
Synonym(s): Hamman disease

Ham·man syn·drome

(ham'ăn sin'drōm)
Spontaneous mediastinal emphysema, resulting from rupture of alveoli.

Hamman,

Louis, U.S. physician, 1877-1946.
Hamman crunch
Hamman disease - Synonym(s): Hamman syndrome
Hamman murmur - Synonym(s): Hamman sign
Hamman sign - a crunching, rasping sound, synchronous with heartbeat, heard over the precordium and sometimes at a distance from the chest in mediastinal emphysema. Synonym(s): Hamman murmur
Hamman syndrome - spontaneous mediastinal emphysema, resulting from rupture of alveoli. Synonym(s): Hamman disease
Hamman-Rich syndrome - Synonym(s): usual interstitial pneumonia of Liebow
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Hamman syndrome or spontaneous pneumomediastinum (SPM) is defined as the presence of free air around mediastinal structures without any apparent etiology such as trauma.