What Body Organs Are Affected By Emphysema?

Featured Article
Definition

Subcutaneous emphysema occurs when air gets into tissues under the skin. This usually occurs in the skin covering the chest wall or neck, but can also occur in other parts of the body.


Alternative Names

Crepitus; Subcutaneous air; Tissue emphysema


Considerations

Subcutaneous emphysema can often be seen as a smooth bulging of the skin. When a health care provider feels (palpates) the skin, it produces an unusual crackling sensation as the gas is pushed through the...

Read more

More information on "What Body Organs Are Affected By Emphysema?"

From Our Experts

See more SharePosts »

Ask a Question

Get answers from our experts and community members.

Btn_ask_question_med
View all questions (349) >