Maternal-fetal pneumomediastinum complicating labor. Report of a case and review of the literature

Onkar Singh, S. Didolkar

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Abstract

Maternal pneumomediastinum and subcutaneous emphysema is a rare, alarming but relatively benign complication of labor. It usually manifests itself during the second stage. Once it is diagnosed, further bearing down should be avoided and labor shortened. Due to its rarity, a case is reported with a review of literature. In this case pneumomediastinum and pneumothorax occurred in the newborn, also. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of simultaneous pneumomediastinum in mother and neonate.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)329-332
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Reproductive Medicine for the Obstetrician and Gynecologist
Volume25
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1 1980
Externally publishedYes

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Mediastinal Emphysema
Mothers
Obstetric Labor Complications
Subcutaneous Emphysema
Pneumothorax

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Reproductive Medicine

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