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Pneumomediastinum

Every so often you encounter a patient that has a finding that catches you by surprise. Like having air in places that should not have air in them. We have discussed spontaneous pneumothorax and traumatic pneumothorax in children as well as how to detect pneumothorax in neonates and how to treat a pneumothorax, but what about pneumomediastinum? As you try to resist the urge to say “D’Oh!” let us consider Pneumomediastinum!

CORE EM

CORE EM: Adrenal Crisis

Adrenal insufficiency is a life-threatening emergency - learn to recognize it early and treat aggressively! Check out this amazing post via CORE EM!