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A case of retropharyngeal emphysema
  • Tsuyoshi Suda,
  • Tomoaki Yoneda,
  • Yukari Ichikawa
Tsuyoshi Suda
Kanazawa Municipal Hospital
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Tomoaki Yoneda
Kanzawa Municipal Hospital
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Yukari Ichikawa
Kanazawa Municipal Hospital
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Peer review status:UNDER REVIEW

01 May 2020Submitted to Clinical Case Reports
06 May 2020Assigned to Editor
06 May 2020Submission Checks Completed
11 May 2020Reviewer(s) Assigned
04 Jul 2020Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending


Retropharyngeal emphysema is a rare condition with various causes including traumatic and iatrogenic injuries, or it could occur spontaneously. Symptoms of mediastinitis and/or airway obstruction should be evaluated as indicators for surgical incision. Complications of mediastinitis are associated with poor prognosis; therefore, worsening of symptoms should be carefully monitored.