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Document ID (ISN)70082
CIS number 97-2032
ISSN - Serial title 0095-6562 - Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine
Year 1996
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Tetzlaff K., et al.
Title Pulmonary barotrauma of a diver using an oxygen rebreathing diving apparatus
Bibliographic information Dec. 1996, Vol.67, No.12, p.1198-1200. Illus. 18 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) barotrauma; self-contained breathing apparatus; diving
Descriptors (secondary) case study; mediastinal emphysema; tomography; chest radiography; closed circuit breathing apparatus
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Hyperbaric pressure
Respiratory protection