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Pneumomediastinum and pulmonary interstitial emphysema after tracheal taser injury
  1. Patrick Joseph Maher,
  2. Niels Beck,
  3. Jared Strote
  1. Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Jared Strote, Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington Medical Center, Box 356123, 1959 NE Pacific Street, Seattle, WA 98195, USA; strote{at}uw.edu

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A male jail inmate in his 30s presented to the emergency department with shortness of breath after sustaining multiple shocks from a conducted electrical weapon (CEW). His exam revealed normal vitals, crepitus of the upper chest and neck and barb wounds on the abdomen, chest and anterior neck, 2 cm above the sternal notch. CT of …

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  • Contributors PH cared for the patient and contributed to writing the manuscript. NB cared for the patient and contributed to writing and editing the manuscript. JS contributed to writing and editing the manuscript.

  • Competing interests None.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

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