Understanding the course of COVID-19-induced pneumomediastinum.
Since its discovery, COVID-19 has infected nearly 112 million people and caused about 2.5 millions deaths worldwide. Our understanding of the clinical presentation and complications of COVID-19 is still evolving. Bilateral pulmonary ground-glass opacities on imaging have become characteristic in the diagnosis of COVID-19, but pneumomediastinum has now also been reported in some patients with COVID-19. Reports on the overall prognosis for these patients are conflicting and little information exists regarding long-term complications. This article describes the clinical course of a patient who did not need mechanical ventilation but developed spontaneous pneumomediastinum.
JAAPA : official journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants
Panico, R., Cai, J., Butts, C., & To, J. (2021). Understanding the course of COVID-19-induced pneumomediastinum.. JAAPA : official journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, 34 (11), 31-33. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1097%2F01.JAA.0000794992.99292.48