Spontaneous Pneumomediastinum: A Complication of a Football Match

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Carolina Vasconcelos Barros - Corresponding Author

Carolina Vasconcelos Barros [carolinavbarros@gmail.com]
Avenida Luís de Camões 6180, 9000-177 Funchal, Portugal

Rodolfo Viríssimo Gomes
Carolina Morna
Mariana Gomes
Helena Freitas Luís
Teresa Faria


Spontaneous pneumomediastinum is a self-limiting entity whose triggering factor is not always identifiable. This entity should be considered in the differential diagnosis of sudden chest pain, especially in the young male with longitudinal morphology. Its diagnosis is determined by clinical suspicion and is established on imaging tests. The prognosis is mostly benign, and the treatment is essentially based on conservative measures.

Keywords: Athletic Injuries; Mediastinal Emphysema; Valsalva Maneuver

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Vasconcelos Barros C, Viríssimo Gomes R, Morna C, Gomes M, Freitas Luís H, Faria T. Spontaneous Pneumomediastinum: A Complication of a Football Match. Gaz Med [Internet]. 2021 Sep. 8 [cited 2022 Sep. 28];8(3). Available from: https://gazetamedica.pt/index.php/gazeta/article/view/454