This page is dedicated to covering the important radiological finding of subcutaneous emphysema. Look here for more radiological findings.
WHAT IS IT?
Subcutaneous emphysema refers to a finding on radiological studies where gasser is in the layer under the skin. This finding can be present on many different radiological studies.
DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS FOR THIS FINDING
When seeing a subcutaneous emphysema, it is important too keep in mind the following possible causes of this finding:
- Rupture of the trachea: this can be caused by traumatic intubation.
KEY FEATURES TO LOOK FOR WHEN CHARACTERIZING THE FINDING
When seeing a subcutaneous emphysema, there are a few important radiological features one should look at to try and characterize the finding. These features can help navigate the differential diagnosis above.
Page Updated: 01.07.2017