Pneumomediastinum-bilateral pneumothorax in an intubated patient in status asthmaticus
figureposted on 2011-12-30, 22:13 authored by Spyros Papiris, Anastasia Kotanidou, Katerina Malagari, Charis Roussos
Taken from "Clinical review: Severe asthma"
Critical Care 2001;6(1):30-44.
Published online 22 Nov 2001
Copyright © 2002 BioMed Central LtdRadiolucent stripes along the soft tissues of the mediastinum, and the continuous diaphragm sign indicate the presence of pneumomediastinum. Bilateral pneumothorax is also seen (deep costophrenic sulcuses and hyperlucent hemidiaphragms bilaterally). Subcutaneous emphysema is also seen on the left of the figure.