Cardiovascular System

Cardiovascular System

ISSN 2052-4358
Case report

A case of Hamman's Sign: Value of auscultation

Parimal A. Patel, Alexander Chiu, Roxanne Nagurka* and Sangeeta Lamba

*Correspondence: Roxanne Nagurka

Author Affiliations

Department of Emergency Medicine, New Jersey Medical School, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Jersey, USA.


We report a case of acute chest pain diagnosed as pneumomediastinum by auscultation of the Hamman's sign in the emergency department. We provide the recording and description of Hamman's sign in our patient. We further discuss the value of and challenges to physical examination skills of clinicians practicing in a technology driven environment.

Keywords: Physical exam, hamman's sign, spontaneous pneumomediastinum, mediastinal emphysema, dyspnea, chest pain, subcutaneous emphysema

ISSN 2052-4358
Volume 2
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