Indian J Ophthalmol 2018 05;66(5):722-724
Haydarpasa Numune Education and Research Hospital, Eye Clinic, Istanbul, Turkey.
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Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg 2005 Sep;21(5):389-91
Department of Ophthalmology, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA.
We present a case of massive subcutaneous emphysema mimicking necrotizing fasciitis after uncomplicated dacryocystorhinostomy surgery. Subcutaneous emphysema progressing down fascial planes of the head and neck after dacryocystorhinostomy has not been reported in the literature. Using the clinical presentation and radiographic imaging, we briefly review the underlying cause of subcutaneous emphysema after dacryocystorhinostomy. Read More
Arch Dermatol 2005 Nov;141(11):1437-40
Department of Dermatology, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria.
Background: The development of soft tissue cervicofacial emphysema after dental treatment is a rare complication, with few descriptions in the dermatologic literature. It is usually restricted to only moderate local swelling. However, spread of larger amounts of air into deeper spaces may sometimes cause serious complications, including airway compromise due to accumulation of air in the retropharyngeal space, pneumomediastinum, and pneumopericardium. Read More
Gen Dent 2016 May-Jun;64(3):68-71
Cervicofacial subcutaneous emphysema is a known, rare complication of both dental and surgical procedures. Cervicofacial subcutaneous emphysema arises when air is forced beneath the tissues, leading to swelling, crepitus on palpation, and the potential of the air to spread along the fascial planes. This report presents a case of cervicofacial subcutaneous emphysema in a patient who had undergone surgical extraction of the mandibular right first molar. Read More
Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg 2008 Mar-Apr;24(2):148-50
Division of Oculoplasty, Department of Ophthalmology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Guei-Shan, Tao-Yuan, Taiwan.
A 73-year-old man had right chronic epiphora for many years. After uneventful external dacryocystorhinostomy, he developed dyspnea and neck swelling after forcefully blowing his nose. CT showed diffuse cervicofacial subcutaneous emphysema and pneumomediastinum. Read More