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Title: Chest pain and dyspnoea in a young primiparous woman following prolonged labour at a remote Australian community health centre.
Authors: Mohd Hashim, Mohd Azlan
Linton, Timothy
Heraganahally, Subash
Affiliation: Royal Darwin Hospital, 105 Rocklands Drive, Tiwi, NT, Australia
Gove District Hospital, Gove, NT, Australia
Royal Darwin Hospital, 105 Rocklands Drive, Tiwi, NT, Australia
Issue Date: 2019
Citation: Rural and remote health 2019; 19(2): 4615
Abstract: Reported here is a rare respiratory complication in a young primiparous woman in a remote community hospital in the Northern Territory, Australia. A Caucasian primiparous woman aged 23 years presented with chest pain following a very prolonged second stage of labour. On clinical examination a crunching and crackling sound was heard over the precordium, synchronous with the heartbeat (Hamman's sign). A chest radiograph confirmed the presence of pneumomediastinum. Complete resolution of symptoms and signs was achieved with supportive management.
DOI: 10.22605/RRH4615
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Hamman’s sign
chest pain
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