- •Despite the known benign course of pediatric spontaneous pneumomediastinum, there is no consensus on workup and management.
- •Patients with similar presentations undergo a variety of imaging studies.
- •Presenting symptoms should be the main determinant of evaluation and management.
- •There is an opportunity to decrease unnecessary radiation exposure in this patient population.
Level of Evidence
Abbreviations:CXR (Chest x-ray), CT (computed tomography), ED (emergency department), EGD (esophagogastroduodenoscopy)
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