Case report
Pneumothorax, pneumomediastinum and pneumopericardium complications arising from a case of wisdom tooth extraction
Pneumotórax, pneumomediastino e pneumopericárdio como complicações decorrentes de um processo de extração do dente do siso
C.-H. Chena,b,c,, , H. Changb, H.-C. Liua,b, T.-T. Hunga,b,c, W.-C. Huanga
a Department of Thoracic Surgery, Mackay Memorial Hospital, Taipei City, Taiwan
b Graduate Institute of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, National Taipei University of Technology, Taipei City, Taiwan
c Mackay Medicine, Nursing and Management College, Taipei City, Taiwan
Received 02 July 2011, Accepted 11 December 2011
Abstract

A 25-year-old woman underwent surgical tooth extraction. Several hours after the procedure, the woman complained of severe retrosternal pain and mild dyspnea. Subsequent imaging revealed subcutaneous emphysema from the mandibular region extending to the mediastinum and left side pneumothorax, as well as pneumopericardium. After treatment with antibiotics and analgesics, the patient recovered without any complications.

Resumo

Uma mulher de 25 anos foi submetida a uma extração dentária. Várias horas após o procedimento, a mulher queixou-se de dor retroesternal aguda e dispneia ligeira. Imagiologia posterior revelou enfisema subcutâneo da região mandibular estendendo-se ao mediastino e pneumotórax à esquerda, bem como pneumopericárdio. Após o tratamento com antibióticos e analgésicos, a paciente recuperou sem quaisquer complicações.

Keywords
Pneumothorax, Mediastinal infection
Palavras-chave
Pneumotórax, Infeção do mediastino
Journal: Pneumothorax, pneumomediastinum and pneumopericardium complications arising from a case of wisdom tooth extraction

This article belongs to the Journal: Pulmonology

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