A Curious Case of Pneumomediastinum caused after Diesel Aspiration
Dr. Jyoti Bajpai,
B Block, 703, Halwasiya Lorepur, New Hyderabad, Lucknow-226007, Uttar Pradesh, India.
Subcutaneous emphysema and Pneumomediastinum can occur as an uncommon complication of inhalation of irritant. It is a rare complication of hydrocarbon ingestion. There are many causative factors like oesophageal, chest trauma and iatrogenic in nature. Other causes include assisted ventilation and medical or dental procedures as well as several diseases. It can also spontaneously occur due to coughing, vomiting, and forceful straining, such as in childbirth or strenuous exercise. However, subcutaneous emphysema and pneumo mediastinum as a consequence of ingestion of hydrocarbons use is very rare with only a few reported cases. Here, we report an uncommon scenario after accidental diesel ingestion masquadering as subcutaneous emphysema.