June 1979

Retropharyngeal Mediastinal PneumatoceleReport of a Case

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Otorhinolaryngology, The New York Hospital, New York. Dr Perrotta is now with the US Army Hospital, Fort Polk, La.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1979;105(6):355-357. doi:10.1001/archotol.1979.00790180053012

• We report the case of an infant with penetrating neck trauma followed by an upper respiratory tract obstruction. This case presented a diagnostic and management dilemma because of the development of an unusual retropharyngeal collection of air. In our review of the medical literature, we were unable to find any other case with a similar manifestation and clinical course.

(Arch Otolaryngol 105:355-357, 1979)