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Pneumomediastinum, bilateral pneumothorax and subcutaneous emphysema complicating acute silicosis

Ramakant Dixit 1  ,  
Manoj Meena 1,  
 
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Jawahar Lal Nehru Medical College, Ajmer, India (Department of Respiratory Medicine and Tuberculosis)
Int J Occup Med Environ Health 2015;28(3):635–638
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A case of acute silicosis complicating as spontaneous pneumomediastinum, bilateral pneumothorax and subcutaneous emphysema is described in a 35-year-old male engaged in stone crusher unit. Diagnosis was established on clinical and radiological assessment and supported by occupational history of the patient. This case is unique one as all these 3 complications at the same time are very uncommon in acute silicosis.
CORRESPONDING AUTHOR:
Ramakant Dixit   
Jawahar Lal Nehru Medical College, Ajmer 305 001, Rajasthan, India
eISSN:1896-494X
ISSN:1232-1087