Disseminated tuberculosis presenting as pneumomediastinum: a case report

Aditya Dhananjay Phadte, Chitralekha Anilkumar Nayak, Ramona Menezes, Akshay Surendra Naik


This study describes a rare case of a 19 year old girl who presented with features of subcutaneous emphysema and pneumomediastinum to the emergency department in whom further investigation revealed pulmonary and neurotuberculosis. Tuberculosis presenting as pneumomediastinum and subcutaneous emphysema is a rare, but an important entity and a better knowledge of this condition can help in the early diagnosis and adequate management of tuberculosis.


Miliary, Spontaneous pneumomediastinum, Subcutaneous emphysema, Tuberculosis

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