subcutaneous emphysema

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subcutaneous emphysema

[¦səb·kyü′tā·nē·əs ‚em·fə′sē·mə]
(medicine)
The presence of air in the tissues just under the skin; when seen in diving it usually involves the skin of the neck and nearby areas.
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05); barotrauma, including pneumothorax, pneumomediastinum, and pneumohypoderma, was found in 18 cases and the CFR was 77.
05), barotrauma [Figure 7] and [Figure 8], including pneumothorax, pneumomediastinum and pneumohypoderma, in 18 patients and 14 deaths (14/18, P < 0.
sup][6],[7],[8] Aerothorax, pneumomediastinum, and pneumohypoderma are often associated with barotrauma because of mechanical ventilation, and patients with barotrauma have extremely poor prognosis.