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Massive subcutaneous emphysema in the upper leg
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  • Alexandre Al-Awa,
  • Maurizio Tosi,
  • Steven Raeymaeckers,
  • Johan de Mey
Alexandre Al-Awa
UZ Brussel
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Maurizio Tosi
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Steven Raeymaeckers
UZ Brussel
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Johan de Mey
UZ Brussel
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Subcutaneous emphysema of the extremities can be associated with necrotizing fasciitis, a surgical emergency. It can sometimes also be caused by local spreading of air from a retroperitoneal bowel perforation. Other than this specific symptom, the diagnosis of retroperitoneal perforation is usually impeded by lack of signs of peritoneal irritation.

Peer review status:IN REVISION

14 Mar 2021Submitted to Clinical Case Reports
15 Mar 2021Assigned to Editor
15 Mar 2021Submission Checks Completed
22 Mar 2021Reviewer(s) Assigned
10 Apr 2021Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
31 May 2021Editorial Decision: Revise Minor