Orrginal Article: PDF OnlyBronchoalveolar Lavage-Induced Pneumomediastinumde Gracia, Javier M.D., Ph.D; Torrella, Marta M.D.; Miravitlles, Marc M.D.; Vendrell, Montserrat M.D.; Catalan, Edelia N.S.; Mayordomo, Cristina M.D.Author Information Servei de Pneumologia, Hospital General Universitari “Vall d'Hebron,” Barcelona, Spain Journal of Bronchology: October 1995 - Volume 2 - Issue 4 - p 301-303 Free Abstract A pneumomediastinum developed during flexible bronchoscopy with bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) in a woman suffering from bronchiectasis and suspected neoplasm. To our knowledge, this complication has not been reported previously. The possible pathogenesis of BAL-induced pneumomediastinum is discussed. This complication should be kept in mind when a patient develops chest pain during BAL. © Williams & Wilkins 1995. All Rights Reserved.