Hamman's disease

Hamman's disease

 [ham´anz]
interstitial emphysema of the lungs due to spontaneous rupture of the alveoli.
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Hamman's disease

Spontaneous mediastinal emphysema with a crunching sound heard during auscultation of the heart.
See also: Hamman, Louis
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