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Pneumomediastinum secondary to an apparently trivial stab wound to the neck: the value of the Hamman’s sign and thorough radiological investigation
  1. L Enguidanos1,
  2. A Pfleiderer1,
  3. W Smith1,
  4. S Ramkumar2
  1. 1Edith Cavell Hospital, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, UK
  2. 2Luton and Dunstable Hospital, Luton, Bedfordshire, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
 Mr Andrew Pfleiderer
 ENT Department, Edith Cavell Hospital, Bretton, Peterborough PE3 9GZ, UK;


Perforation of the pharynx and upper oesophagus after stab wounds to the neck is easily overlooked because of the relative lack of symptoms. A case is reported in which pneumomediastinum occurred after an apparently trivial neck wound.

  • pneumomediastinum
  • stab wound

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