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Pediatr Clin North Am. 2010 Dec;57(6):1357-83. doi: 10.1016/j.pcl.2010.09.009.

Pneumothorax, pneumomediastinum, and pulmonary embolism.

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  • 1Section of Emergency Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children's Hospital, 6621 Fannin, Suite A-210, Houston, TX 77030, USA.


This article discusses pneumothorax, pneumomediastinum, and pulmonary embolism in pediatric practice. Although children appear to have better outcomes than adults, the risk factors are substantial. Topics covered include the pathophysiology incidence, presentation, diagnosis, and management of these diseases.

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