Prone-Positioning as an Effective Treatment for Severe Pneumomediastinum in COVID-19 Patients. A Patient Series Cases
Author(s): Girardini A, Mancosu A, Rizzolo A, Salici F, Primavera S, Petrucci N
Pneumomediastinum is a relatively frequent complication of COVID-19. It usually take up to 21 days to reabsorb and, in the critically ill, it could prolong time of mechanical ventilation and healing of the lung. In this case series, we present seven consecutive patients where Pneumomediastinum developed during non-invasive ventilation and was treated by prone positioning. Reabsorption was obtained in 48 hours in all the Cases.