Hamman's syndrome associated with pharyngeal rupture occurring during childbirth
Source: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica, Volume 89, Number 3, March 2010 , pp. 407-408(2)
Publisher: Informa Healthcare
Hamman's syndrome is the classical association of subcutaneous emphysema and pneumomediastinum, with or without pneumothorax. Its onset during the expulsive phase of childbirth is exceptional. We report here the first case associated with pharyngeal rupture at the level of the piriform sinus and describe the warning signs and the management by endoscopy.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1: 1Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, University of Dijon School of Medicine, Bocage Teaching Hospital, Dijon, France 2: 2Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Le Creusot, France 3: 3Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Le Creusot, France
Publication date: March 1, 2010