Marijuana induced spontaneous pneumomediastinum
Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives
Spontaneous pneumomediastinum (SPM), a rare occurrence, is defined by the presence of extraluminal gas in the mediastinum in the absence of trauma or underlying parenchymal disease. It is usually benign and has been associated with the inhalation of marijuana, cocaine, and amphetamines. The breathing maneuvers along with cyclical vomiting have been postulated as the underlying etiology. We present a case of a 27-year-old previously healthy male who presented with sudden onset chest pain and was found to have marijuana-induced pneumomediastinum.
Puri C, Rhee K, Harish VK, Slack D. Marijuana induced spontaneous pneumomediastinum. J Community Hosp Intern Med Perspect. 2021 Jun 21;11(4):516-517. doi: 10.1080/20009666.2021.1937833. PMID: 34211660; PMCID: PMC8221139.