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Tension Pneumomediastinum: A life-threatening condition in COVID-19 Patients
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  • Nissar Shaikh,
  • Gamal Al Ameri,
  • Muhsen Shaheen,
  • Wael Abdaljawad,
  • Sujith Prabhakaran,
  • Mohammad Alwraidat,
  • Ahmed soliman Mohamed,
  • Mohamad Khatib,
  • Abdulqadir Nashwan
Nissar Shaikh
Hamad Medical Corporation
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Gamal Al Ameri
Hamad Medical Corporation
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Muhsen Shaheen
Hamad Medical Corporation
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Wael Abdaljawad
Hamad Medical Corporation
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Sujith Prabhakaran
Hamad Medical Corporation
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Mohammad Alwraidat
Hamad Medical Corporation
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Ahmed soliman Mohamed
Hamad Medical Corporation
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Mohamad Khatib
Hamad Medical Corporation
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Abdulqadir Nashwan
Hamad Medical Corporation
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Abstract

Tension pneumomediastinum (TPM) is a rare but potentially fatal clinical entity. This leads to leakage of air into the mediastinal cavity and increased pressure on thoracic vessels, respiratory tract, and the heart. We report a series of five cases of COVID-19 complicating into acute respiratory distress syndrome and developing TPM.