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Pneumomediastinum associated with pneumorrhachis: air in the spinal canal

Journal: Journal of Clinical Images and Medical Case Reports (Vol.2, No. 6)

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Keywords : Pneumorrhachis; emphysema;

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Pneumorrhachis (PR) is an uncommon phenomenon that is rarely evident on imaging. It is defined as air in the spinal canal and can be iatrogenic via spinal tap and epidural anesthesia, or via traumatic etiologies. We report a rare case of pneumomediastinum associated with PR in a patient with severe emphysema

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