Subcutaneous Emphysema without Pneumothorax or Pneumomediastinum in Pulmonary Tuberculosis

Authors

  • Ahmad Mursel Anam BSMMU
  • Farzana Shumy BSMMU
  • AHM Waliur Rahman BSMMU
  • Mohammad Ferdous Ur Rahaman BSMMU
  • MA Jalil Chowdhury BSMMU

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/jom.v13i2.12773

Keywords:

subcutaneous emphysema, pneumothorax, pneumomediastinum, pulmonary tuberculosis

Abstract

We report a rare case of subcutaneous emphysema without pneumothorax or pneumomediastinum. A 20-year-old gentleman presented with swelling of face and neck, dysphagia and dyspnoea, with the background history of fever, dry cough and weight loss. On examination, there was feeling of crepitus all over the swollen areas, and crackles heard over both lung fields. He had high ESR, with positive Mantoux Test and sputum was positive for AFB. He was put on high concentration oxygen inhalation along with anti-tubercular chemotherapy. Following treatment he was clinically and radiologically improved, and was discharged with the advice to complete the anti-tubercular chemotherapy.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3329/jom.v13i2.12773

J Medicine 2012; 13 : 250-251

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Author Biographies

Ahmad Mursel Anam, BSMMU

Post Graduate Trainee, Department of Medicine

Farzana Shumy, BSMMU

Medical Officer, Medicine

AHM Waliur Rahman, BSMMU

Medical Officer, Medicine

Mohammad Ferdous Ur Rahaman, BSMMU

Medical Officer, Medicine

MA Jalil Chowdhury, BSMMU

Professor, Medicine

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Published

2012-11-26

How to Cite

Anam, A. M., Shumy, F., Rahman, A. W., Ur Rahaman, M. F., & Chowdhury, M. J. (2012). Subcutaneous Emphysema without Pneumothorax or Pneumomediastinum in Pulmonary Tuberculosis. Journal of Medicine, 13(2), 250–251. https://doi.org/10.3329/jom.v13i2.12773

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Case Reports