HELEN A. DICKIE, M.D.
The rapidly increasing number of case reports indicates that spontaneous mediastinal emphysema is not rare.1-12 Further case reports are essential to establish the frequency. The occurrence of spontaneous mediastinal emphysema, spontaneous pneumothorax and a combination of these two conditions among the students seen at the University of Wisconsin Student Health Service from March 1943 to March 1947 is reported for two reasons: first, because spontaneous pneumothorax is no longer considered a medical rarity and some estimations of its frequency have been recorded; second, and more important, to stress the frequency in which the two conditions are associated. In this way
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DICKIE HA. SPONTANEOUS MEDIASTINAL EMPHYSEMA AND SPONTANEOUS PNEUMOTHORAX—A REPORT OF 20 CASES(SPONTANEOUS MEDIASTINAL EMPHYSEMA AND SPONTANEOUS PNEUMOTHORAX—A REPORT OF 20 CASES*). Ann Intern Med. 1948;28:618–629. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-28-3-618
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1948;28(3):618-629.
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