We report the development of severe subcutaneous emphysema in a child presenting with facial swelling during an acute respiratory infection. We review the known etiologies of air leaks and their appropriate mode of therapy, but also emphasize the importance of searching for other less known etiologies, such as child abuse, trauma to the airways, illicit drug abuse, hydrocarbon inhalation, which will require specific interventions.
|Number of pages||3|
|Publication status||Published - 2003|
- Extapulmonary air leak
- Subcutaneous emphysema
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health