Subcutaneous emphysema, strictly speaking, refers to air in the subcutaneous tissues. But the term is generally used to describe any soft tissue emphysema of the body wall or limbs, since the air often dissects into the deeper soft tissue and musculature along fascial planes.  http://radiopaedia.org/articles/subcutaneous-emphysema

Subcutaneous emphysema, strictly speaking, refers to air in the subcutaneous tissues. But the term is generally used to describe any soft tissue emphysema of the body wall or limbs, since the air often dissects into the deeper soft tissue and musculature along fascial planes. http://radiopaedia.org/articles/subcutaneous-emphysema

subcutaneous emphysema | Subcutaneous Emphysema-Symptoms, Causes, Treatment, Pictures

subcutaneous emphysema | Subcutaneous Emphysema-Symptoms, Causes, Treatment, Pictures

Pneumomediastinum and subcutaneous emphysema due to blunt neck injury: A case report and review of the literature

Pneumomediastinum and subcutaneous emphysema due to blunt neck injury: A case report and review of the literature

The Mackler triad is a term that defines the classical presentation seen in Boerhaave syndrome. It comprises:    1. Vomiting  2. Lower chest pain  3. Subcutaneous emphysema    Subcutaneous emphysema is only seen in approximately half of patients at the initial presentation (typically in those patients who present later)

The Mackler triad is a term that defines the classical presentation seen in Boerhaave syndrome. It comprises: 1. Vomiting 2. Lower chest pain 3. Subcutaneous emphysema Subcutaneous emphysema is only seen in approximately half of patients at the initial presentation (typically in those patients who present later)

Cervicofacial subcutaneous emphysema can be associated with dental laser treatment.

Cervicofacial subcutaneous emphysema can be associated with dental laser treatment.

Necrotising faciitis in a diabetic foot: There is extensive subcutaneous emphysema tracking along the facial planes throughout the foot and distal leg. Note that the proximal extent of the subcutaneous gas is not visualized.

Necrotising faciitis in a diabetic foot: There is extensive subcutaneous emphysema tracking along the facial planes throughout the foot and distal leg. Note that the proximal extent of the subcutaneous gas is not visualized.

ORBITAL FRACTURE Etiol: blunt impact to the orbit SSx: painful, restricted vertical eye movement (can't look up), double vision, edema, proptosis, subcutaneous emphysema, posteriorly displaced globe Tx: refer, nasal decongestants, abx, cold compresses/ice packs, avoid sneezing, surgical repair

ORBITAL FRACTURE Etiol: blunt impact to the orbit SSx: painful, restricted vertical eye movement (can't look up), double vision, edema, proptosis, subcutaneous emphysema, posteriorly displaced globe Tx: refer, nasal decongestants, abx, cold compresses/ice packs, avoid sneezing, surgical repair

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