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- Chest—non trauma
- management, emergency department management
- nursing, pre-hospital
- prehospital care, doctors in PHC
Spontaneous pneumomediastinum is an under-diagnosed condition. It is usually a benign process primarily affecting young men. Precipitating causes noted are violent cough, asthma, valsalva manoeuvre, inhalation drugs and exertion.
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