subcutaneous emphysema


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sub·cu·ta·ne·ous em·phy·se·ma

the presence of air or gas in the subcutaneous tissues.

sub·cu·ta·ne·ous em·phy·se·ma

(sŭb'kyū-tā'nē-ŭs em'fi-sē'mă)
The presence of air or gas in the subcutaneous tissues.
Synonym(s): pneumoderma.

subcutaneous emphysema

See SURGICAL EMPHYSEMA.
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This collection can trickle down by gravity along fascial planes posterior to the inguinal ligament and both of them can lead to subcutaneous emphysema and possibly thigh abscess (2,3,4,5).
Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 1987; 113:1111-1112 [11.] Granich MS, Klotz RE, Lofgren RH, et al: Spontaneous retropharyngeal and cervical subcutaneous emphysema in adults.
Right chest wall and cervical subcutaneous emphysema, pneumomediastinum, pneumoretroperitoneum, and bilateral subdiaphragmatic free air were reported on the chest and abdominal X-rays (Figure 3).
Chest computed tomography (CT) revealed serial fractures in ribs 7-9 on the right, accompanied by underlying laceration of the visceral and parietal pleura and adjacent lung parenchyma, resulting in extensive subcutaneous emphysema and distinct pneumomediastinum (Figures 1 and 2).
During the course of psychotic episodes, in case of excessive screaming and self-harm as a result of squeezing the throat, beside subcutaneous emphysema, the presence of air in various parts of the body should be kept in mind.
Bleeding, subcutaneous emphysema and pneumothorax are complications that can be prevented by experienced surgeon accidental decannulation and tube/ventilation problem are complications that can be prevented by Intensive care and increasing the quality of clinical care services.
[4,8] The patient had respiratory insufficiency, subcutaneous emphysema, voice phobia, and prolonged air leak.
Subcutaneous emphysema after dental treatment: a case report.
During hospitalization, the patient experienced mild subcutaneous emphysema that resolved on its own.
Dyspnoea, haemoptysis, (massive) softtissue or mediastinal emphysema, pneumothorax, pneumomediastinum and emphsema are the common symptoms of tracheobronchial injuries.5 Although clinical manifestations may generally occur immediately, slower manifestation of symptoms such as subcutaneous emphysema, respiratory failure, pneumothorax and haemoptysis may delay recognition in some cases.5 The diagnoses of tracheobronchial injuries are not alwayseasy, since the actual presentation of the medical condition might be late and require serious medical attention, therefore the diagnoses could be delayed.
However, it can potentially cause complications such as subcutaneous emphysema (SE), hypercapnia, pneumothorax, and pneumomediastinum.[1] SE, a well-known complication of laparoscopic surgery, results from leakage of CO[sub]2 into the subcutaneous tissue.[2] If there was complication, it is mostly found after surgery immediately.
Pertinent positive findings on chest examination were subcutaneous emphysema in the neck and upper chest with bilateral rhonchi on auscultation.

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