|Document ID (ISN)||70082|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0095-6562 - Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Tetzlaff K., et al.
||Pulmonary barotrauma of a diver using an oxygen rebreathing diving apparatus
||Dec. 1996, Vol.67, No.12, p.1198-1200. Illus. 18 ref.
||A case is reported of a healthy male diver who developed clinical symptoms of mediastinal emphysema after performing a dive using a closed circuit oxygen rebreathing apparatus according to normal procedure. Spiral volumetric computed tomography of the chest four days after the incident detected a small subpleural emphysematous bulla next to the left ventricle. In any case of suspected pulmonary barotrauma, computed tomography of the thorax should be performed to evaluate future fitness to dive.
||barotrauma; self-contained breathing apparatus; diving
||case study; mediastinal emphysema; tomography; chest radiography; closed circuit breathing apparatus
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Germany|
|Broad subject area(s)