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Minerva Respiratory Medicine 2022 March;61(1):32-5

DOI: 10.23736/S2784-8477.21.01958-6

Copyright © 2021 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

COVID-19 pneumonia and double whammy: let us stick to the basics

Neeraj SHARMA 1, Rajat SHUKLA 2, Kunal KUMAR 1 , Rachana WARRIER 3, Sumeet ARORA 4, Vivek KUMAR 5, Nalin SINGH 6, Deepu K. PETER 7

1 Department of Respiratory Medicine, Military Hospital Namkum, Ranchi, India; 2 Department of Gastroenterology, Military Hospital Namkum, Ranchi, India; 3 Department of Medicine, Military Hospital Namkum, Ranchi, India; 4 Department of Radiology, Military Hospital Namkum, Ranchi, India; 5 Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, Military Hospital Namkum, Ranchi, India; 6 Department of Pathology and Microbiology, Military Hospital Namkum, Ranchi, India; 7 Department of Pulmonary Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Army Institute of Cardiothoracic Sciences, Pune, India



Pneumomediastinum and pulmonary embolism are known complications of the COVID-19 disease. Our patient developed spontaneous pneumomediastinum twice during hospital admission along with acute pulmonary embolism. We managed this patient conservatively sticking to the basics of critical care and had a successful outcome. In our extensive literature search, we could not find any other case in which a patient with COVID-19 not on mechanical ventilation developed spontaneous pneumomediastinum twice during the hospital admission which was successfully managed conservatively.


KEY WORDS: COVID-19; Pneumomediastinum, diagnostic; Pulmonary embolism; Critical care

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