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

MY Mwashambwa, IH Mwampagatwa, FA Massaga, A Kaijage


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

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