Hirsutism + Spironolactone –> Retching –> Pneumomediastinum

A previously unknown chain of events can lead to pneumomediastinum (pneumomediastinum is air in the mediastinum — the space in the middle of the chest, between the lungs), says this new study: “Pneumomediastinum after retching,” Behcet Al, Cuma Yildirim, Suat Zengin, Cavdar Murat, Sinan Genc, Maruf Sanli, BMJ Case Reports 2012;10.1136/bcr.03.2009.1647. The authors, at Gaziantep University […]

Karaoke-Related Pneumomediastinum

“Primary Spontaneous Pneumomediastinum” [article in Japanese], K. Togashi and Y. Hosaka, Kyobu Geka, vol. 60, no. 13, December 2007, pp. 1163–6. The authors, at Nagaoka Red Cross Hospital in Japan, explain [AIR 16:1]: “We report 5 cases of spontaneous pneumomediastinum [air in the space between the lungs]…. 1 patient had a karaoke-related condition. Primary spontaneous […]