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Pneumomediastinum in a surf lifesaver.
  1. K E Fallon,
  2. K Foster
  1. Australian Institute of Sport, Canberra, ACT, Australia.


    Pneumomediastinum is an uncommon complication of sporting activity. The case of a young asthmatic surf lifesaver is reported in which several factors are thought to have been involved in the aetiology of his condition. Treatment was expectant and a full recovery was made over a short period. This is the first reported case of pneumomediastinum occurring following training for a surf belt race.

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