Postpartum pneumomediastinum: an uncommon cause for chest pain

Obstet Gynecol Int. 2010;2010:956142. doi: 10.1155/2010/956142. Epub 2010 Dec 1.


This case report refers to a 32-year-old primiparous woman with a mild asthma, who had a normal vaginal delivery in a birthing pool and developed an acute postpartum chest pain due to pneumomediastinum and subcutaneous chest emphysema. After 72 hours of observation, she was discharged home without any residual symptoms.

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