Watch Where You Point That: Pneumomediastinum From Pneumatic Nail Gun Injury to the Hand.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Pneumatic nail guns are hand-held tools used in industrial and construction settings. Nail guns cause the most trauma with hospitalization among construction workers. To our knowledge, we report for the first time a case of pneumomediastinum from a nail gun injury to the hand. Our patient was a 40-year-old male construction worker who shot a nail gun into his hand. He became acutely dyspneic and was found to have a pneumomediastinum due to air insufflation. He later underwent tube thoracostomy and intubation. To our knowledge, this is the first report of pneumomediastinum from a nail gun injury to the hand.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Nam, JJ; Kelly, WF

Published Date

  • January 2021

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 21 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 106 - 108

PubMed ID

  • 33721316

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1553-9768

Language

  • eng