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A Rare Case of Hamman Syndrome

Astha Guliani, Geethapriya Sivaranjini, Prem Parkash Gupta, Rahul Tanwar, Nishant Mishra

Keywords : Chest roentgenogram, Hamman's sign, Hamman syndrome, Pneumomediastinum, Subcutaneous emphysema

Citation Information : Guliani A, Sivaranjini G, Gupta PP, Tanwar R, Mishra N. A Rare Case of Hamman Syndrome. Indian J Chest Dis Allied Sci 2023; 65 (2):63-65.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-11007-0068

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-11-2023

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2023; The Author(s).


Pneumomediastinum is a clinical entity which is characterized by the collection of air in the mediastinum. Spontaneous idiopathic pneumomediastinum is a rare self-limited condition which is seen in 1 in 30,000 Emergency Department referrals. It is commonly seen in young men, with an average age of 20–30 years. The most common symptoms are chest pain and swelling. Diagnosis involves imaging and tests to rule out etiologies of secondary pneumomediastinum. Treatment is conservative management. Patient does not develop complications and this disease is associated with a good prognosis. We have presented this case of a young boy with this rare syndrome.

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