Pneumomediastinum following high pressure air injection to the hand.
AffiliationDepartment of Orthopaedics, Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda, Co Louth., firstname.lastname@example.org
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CitationIr Med J. 2010 Apr;103(4):118-9.
JournalIrish medical journal
AbstractWe present the case of a patient who developed pneumomediastinum after high pressure air injection to the hand. To our knowledge this is the first reported case of pneumomediastinum where the gas injection site was the thenar eminence. Fortunately the patient recovered with conservative management.