Subcutaneous Emphysema in Peri-Operative Period- An unusual case

Subcutaneous Emphysema in Peri-Operative Period – An unusual case

Mosab A. Alarfaj, Yasser M. Aljehani, and Yasser F. Elghonimy
Department of Surgery, King Fahd Hospital of the University, College of Medicine, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Dammam, Saudi Arabia.

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Pharyngeal perforation is a rare serious finding with fatal outcomes if not diagnosed and managed promptly(1). The main cause is an iatrogenic injury during pharyngeal instrumentation and commonly present with neck pain, swelling, and subcutaneous emphysema. Many predisposing factors played a major role like difficult instrumentation, pharyngeal infection and old age(2). In our case, we present a patient with prostate cancer who underwent radical prostatectomy and was found to have mediastinal and surgical emphysema.

Keywords: Pharyngeal perforation, pneumomediastinum.

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Mosab A. Alarfaj, Yasser M. Aljehani, and Yasser F. Elghonimy. Subcutaneous Emphysema in Peri-Operative Period; An unusual case. International Journal of Case Reports, 2019 4:62. DOI: 10.28933/ijcr-2019-02-1507


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