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Title: Spontaneous Pneumomediastinum and Subcutaneous Emphysema following Cocaine Inhalation and Ecstasy Ingestion
Authors: Jaensch, Samantha ;Hwang, Sang ;Kuo, Tony Shih-Wei 
Affliation: Central Coast Local Health District
Gosford Hospital
Issue Date: Feb-2019
Source: 2019:6972731
Journal title: Case Reports in Otolaryngology
Department: Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery
Abstract: Spontaneous pneumomediastinum (SPM) and subcutaneous emphysema are rare complications of illicit drug abuse. Thorough history, examination, and investigations are required to rule out fatal complications such as oesophageal perforation. We present a case of a 21-year-old male presenting with pleuritic chest pain one day after cocaine inhalation and ingesting ecstasy. Conservative supportive management is appropriate when this occurs spontaneously without radiological evidence of visceral perforation.
DOI: 10.1155/2019/6972731
ISSN: 2090-6773
Publicaton type: Journal Article
Keywords: Chest Pain
Study or Trial: Case Series and Case Reports
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