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Pneumomediastinum and Diffuse Subcutaneous Emphysema with SARS-CoV-2 Infection Requiring Operative Management for Impending Airway Collapse: A Case Report
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  • Kevin Lin,
  • Chris Stefaniak,
  • Connor Bunch,
  • Robert March,
  • Mahmud Zamlut,
  • Syed Raza,
  • Walter Osario,
  • Josh Korzan,
  • Jeffery Show,
  • Nicolas Mjaess,
  • Shivani Patel,
  • Sufyan Zackariya,
  • Ali Sualeh,
  • Grant Wiarda,
  • Hamid Al-Fadhl,
  • Anthony Thomas,
  • Rashid Khan,
  • Laura Gillespie,
  • Mark Walsh
Kevin Lin
Indiana University School of Medicine-South Bend
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Chris Stefaniak
Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center Mishawaka Campus
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Connor Bunch
Indiana University School of Medicine-South Bend
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Robert March
Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center Mishawaka Campus
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Mahmud Zamlut
Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center Mishawaka Campus
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Syed Raza
Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center Mishawaka Campus
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Walter Osario
Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center Mishawaka Campus
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Josh Korzan
Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center Mishawaka Campus
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Jeffery Show
Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center Mishawaka Campus
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Nicolas Mjaess
Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center Mishawaka Campus
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Shivani Patel
Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center Mishawaka Campus
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Sufyan Zackariya
Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center Mishawaka Campus
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Ali Sualeh
Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center Mishawaka Campus
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Grant Wiarda
Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center Mishawaka Campus
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Hamid Al-Fadhl
Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center Mishawaka Campus
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Anthony Thomas
Indiana University School of Medicine-South Bend
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Rashid Khan
Michiana Hematology Oncology PC
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Laura Gillespie
Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center Mishawaka Campus
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Mark Walsh
Indiana University School of Medicine-South Bend
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Abstract

Pneumomediastinum is a rare complication of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection that has increased in incidence with the novel coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic. Although traditionally managed with conservative measures, we present the indications and methods for the first operative management of tension pneumomediastinum with concomitant SARS-CoV-2 infection.

Peer review status:UNDER REVIEW

14 Mar 2021Submitted to Clinical Case Reports
15 Mar 2021Assigned to Editor
15 Mar 2021Submission Checks Completed
30 Mar 2021Reviewer(s) Assigned