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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 31-33

Pneumorrhachis in a patient with stable bronchial asthma


Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry, India

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Madhusmita Mohanty Mohapatra
Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Gorimedu, Puducherry
India
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DOI: 10.4103/IJAMR.IJAMR_68_17

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The presence of air in the spinal canal, called pneumorrhachis, is an important radiographic finding. Pneumorrhachis is usually asymptomatic and resolves spontaneously. Sometimes, neurological complications might develop. We report a case of pneumorrhachis occurring in an adolescent male with stable bronchial asthma who presented with pneumomediastinum and subcutaneous emphysema without a pneumothorax.


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