Massive subcutaneous emphysema with pneumoscrotopenis secondary to chest trauma: Case report

  • MY Mwashambwa
  • IH Mwampagatwa
  • FA Massaga
  • A Kaijage
Keywords: Blunt chest injury, Massive subcutaneous emphysema, Pneumoscrotopenis, Chest tube

Abstract

Chest injury commonly leads to subcutaneous emphysema of the chest, neck and face. It is usually non-life threatening. Massive subcutaneous  emphysema may occur and very rarely may spread to involve the scrotal sac and subcutaneous tissue planes of the penis to cause pneumoscrotopenis. This case report presents and discusses a patient who developed massive subcutaneous emphysema and pneumoscrotopenis secondary to blunt
chest injury.

KEYWORDS:Blunt chest injury, Massive subcutaneous emphysema,
Pneumoscrotopenis, Chest tube

Published
2013-05-29
Section
Articles

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