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Subcutaneous cervical emphysema and pneumomediastinum due to a lower gastrointestinal tract perforation
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Pages: 3922-3923
Year: Issue:  24
Journal: WORLD JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY

Keyword:  Subcutaneous cervical emphysemaPneumomediastinumGastrointestinal tract perforationMalignancyDiverticulitis;
Abstract: This case report describes a 69-year-old man presenting with an extensive subcutaneous emphysema in his neck and generalized peritonitis caused by a lower gastrointestinal tract perforation.This case emphasizes that subcutaneous emphysema patients with negative thoracic findings should be scrutinized for signs of retroperitoneal hollow viscus perforation.
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