Abstract: Reported here is a rare respiratory complication in a young primiparous woman in a remote community hospital in the Northern Territory, Australia. A Caucasian primiparous woman aged 23 years presented with chest pain following a very prolonged second stage of labour. On clinical examination a crunching and crackling sound was heard over the precordium, synchronous with the heartbeat (Hamman’s sign). A chest radiograph confirmed the presence of pneumomediastinum. Complete resolution of symptoms and signs was achieved with supportive management.
Hashim, Mohd Azlan Mohd, Linton, Timothy, Heraganahally, Subash, 2019, Chest pain and dyspnoea in a young primiparous woman following prolonged labour at a remote Australian community health centre, Volume:19, Journal Article, viewed 13 August 2022, https://www.nintione.com.au/?p=15218.