• 1 Singapore General Hospital Internal Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Singapore General Hospital, Academia, Level 4. 20 College Road. 169856 Singapore, Singapore.
Med. J. Malaysia, 2016 02;71(1):30-1.
PMID: 27130742


This is a case report of spontaneous pneumomediastinum that occurred in a 19-year-old army trainee during his 2.4km run. Spontaneous pneumomediastinum is a rare disorder. It is usually precipitated by activities related to Valsalva manoeuvres such as strenuous physical activities, retching and vomiting. Treatment is expectant and the disorder usually resolves spontaneously within a few days. However, one must be aware of the disorder so that additional advice such as avoiding activities that involve Valsalva manoeuvres can be given.

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