A case of pulmonary barotrauma complicated with cerebral arterial air embolism in a diver

Zhonghua Lao Dong Wei Sheng Zhi Ye Bing Za Zhi. 2021 Jul 20;39(7):538-539. doi: 10.3760/cma.j.cn121094-20200420-00210.


Pulmonary barotrauma is a kind of disease caused by the injury of lung tissue or blood vessel when the gas pressure of lung is too high or too lower than the external pressure of the body, which causes the air to enter the blood vessel and adjacent tissue. It could be happened in the escape of the divers with the light diving equipment or the sailors from submarine. Generally, the decompression chamber was used to treating the disease, and the minimum air pressure of 0.5 MPa recompression therapeutic schedule was used to selecting. In November 2019, a patient with pulmonary barotrauma combined with cerebral arterial gas embolism caused by improper underwater escape with light diving equipment was admitted to the General Hospital of Eastern War Zone. He was treated with 0.12 MPa oxygen inhalation recompression scheme in the oxygen chamber pressurized with air. 7 days later, the patient recovered and discharged.

PMID:34365768 | DOI:10.3760/cma.j.cn121094-20200420-00210

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