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Irfan Mohamad Norasnieda Md Shukri Mohd Hashairi Fauzi Ahmad Helmy Abdul Karim Nik Fariza Husna Nik Hassan

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Subcutaneous emphysema can occur after a breach to the air-containing space. The classical condition will be ruptured alveolus in chronic lung disease. A disruption of the upper airway such as trauma to the laryngotracheal framework may lead to similar presentation. The amount of air leak varies depending on site and size of the breach. We report a case of blunt neck trauma after a fall from bicycle, which ended with massive subcutaneous emphysema, pneumothorax and pneumomediastinum requiring intubation.

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