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Ann Card Anaesth. 2019 Jan-Mar;22(1):97-98. doi: 10.4103/aca.ACA_135_18.

Massive subcutaneous emphysema after off-pump coronary bypass surgery.

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1
Department of Cardiac Anesthesia, Artemis Hospital, Gurgaon, Haryana, India.
2
Department of Cardiac Surgery and Anaesthesiology, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, India.

Abstract

Subcutaneous emphysema is a condition when air gets accumulated into the tissues under the skin and in the soft tissues of the chest wall or neck but can also spread to other parts of the body. It generally causes minimal symptoms and nonlethal; sometimes, it may be severe and life-threatening if deeper tissues of the thoracic outlet and chest are involved. It is essential to know the mechanisms of subcutaneous emphysema after cardiac surgery.

KEYWORDS:

Cardiac surgery; pleural space; subcutaneous emphysema

PMID:
30648690
DOI:
10.4103/aca.ACA_135_18
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