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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Two patients in standard operative tracheostomy group developed subcutaneous emphysema, which was confined to neck and resolved simultaneously without any surgical intervention.
Skin rash on the chest, cervical and facial subcutaneous emphysema were also present.
The subcutaneous emphysema reduced between 4th-6th post-operative day.
Subcutaneous emphysema of the upper extremity following penetrating blackthorn injury to the wrist.
Complications (minor haemorrhage, surgical haemorrhage, subcutaneous emphysema, pneumothorax, oesophageal perforation, rear-wall damage, wrong intubation, and cuff rupture) before and after the procedure, number of applied needle interventions, and procedure duration were recorded.
She was conscious, and on examination, tachycardia and tachypnea was present along with subcutaneous emphysema over neck, thorax, and upper limbs.
The chest radiograph confirmed subcutaneous emphysema over the neck and chest but no pneumothorax was identified.
The presence of subcutaneous emphysema caused by the perforation of an abdominal organ is quite rare, so that misdiagnosis of this condition is presumably quite higher [1].
Adverse reactions: Postoperative adverse reactions such as nausea and vomiting, dizziness, headache, subcutaneous emphysema and fat liquefaction of incision were observed and recorded.
The physical examination revealed subcutaneous emphysema in the neck and bilateral hypoventilation that led to the interruption of the laparoscopic procedure and a chest X-ray that showed spontaneous bilateral pneumothorax of approximately 40% (Fig.
Skin folds, scapulae, indwelling lines, subpleural bullae, and subcutaneous emphysema can be mistakenly identified as a pneumothorax.

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