ROBERT N. ARMEN, M.D., F.A.C.P.; C. S. MORROW, M.B., F.A.C.P., Ch.B. (Edin.); STEPHEN SEWELL, M.D.
Mediastinal emphysema, a clinical entity denoting the presence of air in the connective tissue of the mediastinum, was first described as long as a century ago.1 Its significance, however, has received wide recognition only during the last 20 years or so, and a great wealth of literature has accumulated about its various aspects. Despite this fact, few articles have dealt with its occurrence as a complication of bronchoscopic procedures. The paucity of such reports might be on the basis of the rarity of this complication, or it might possibly reflect a reluctance on the part of many observers to record
ARMEN RN, MORROW CS, SEWELL S. MEDIASTINAL EMPHYSEMA: A COMPLICATION OF BRONCHOSCOPY1. Ann Intern Med. ;48:1083–1096. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-48-5-1083
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1958;48(5):1083-1096.
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