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Surgical emphysema, bilateral pneumothorax, pneumomediastinum and pneumoperitoneum complicating intubation for anaesthesia
  1. J. K. Scott,
  2. J. Viner

    Abstract

    A combination of surgical emphysema, bilateral pneumothorax, pneumomediastinum and pneumoperitoneum complicating anaesthesia using endotracheal intubation has been reported only once before. Its occurrence twice in a recent period of 4 months at one hospital suggests that it may not be rare. Recognition of the early signs should enable steps to be taken before irreversible cerebral damage has occurred.

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