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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Most likely cause of the subcutaneous emphysema in thigh was thought to be gas in the abscess cavity tracking along fascial planes.
This is considered the single most valuable examination for Boerhaave syndrome, with cervical subcutaneous emphysema noted in 65% of cases.
SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF SPONTANEOUS PNEUMOMEDIASTINUM IN THIS SERIES (N = 6) Signs and Symptoms Number Subcutaneous emphysema 5 Chest pain 4 Dyspnea 4 Tachypnea 4 Hoarseness 1 Odynophagia 1 Hamman's sign 1 Plain x-ray films showed mediastinal emphysema in all six patients (Figures 1 and 2).
Subcutaneous emphysema, with a clear crepitus on palpation, was apparent on the neck, right anterior chest wall, and anterior and right lateral abdominal wall.
We present the case of a patient with pneumomediastinum and diffuse subcutaneous emphysema, involving the neck, shoulder, and lateral chest wall following traumatic rib fracture secondary to a minor blunt chest trauma.
A significant correlation was found between horizontal tracheal incision and subcutaneous emphysema (p<0.025) when the tracheal incision and early complications were compared.
Furthermore, there was a significant subcutaneous emphysema all around the neck and face.
Physical examination of the patients with spontaneous PM may be completely normal while such patients may also have certain abnormal findings such as tachypnea, tachycardia, fever, hypotension, cyanosis, jugular venous distention, and subcutaneous emphysema (3,7).
Subcutaneous emphysema during restorative dentistry.
The mass was surrounded by subcutaneous emphysema. The remainder of the physical examination findings were unremarkable.
Minor complications were categorized as the following: (i) accidental decannulation, (ii) subcutaneous emphysema, (iii) wound infection, (iv) hemorrhage, and (v) keloid formation.

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