We read with interest the case report and discussion by Maravelli et al. on Pneumomediastinum acquired by glass blowing (
1). In their discussion, they mention as causes the inhalational toxic effects of cocaine and marijuana. We would like to highlight the association of pneumomediastinum with 3,4-methylenedioxymetamphetamine (MDMA or “ecstasy”) ingestion, which has become pervasive in the United Kingdom as a “recreational drug.”
- Maravelli A.J.
- Skiendzielewski J.J.
- Snover W.
Pneumomediastinum acquired by glass blowing.
J Emerg Med. 2000; 19: 145-147
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