A 27-yr-old male scuba diving student suffered two episodes of pulmonary barotrauma 6 mo. apart after 12-ft training scuba dives. In the interval between these episodes, four uneventful hyperbaric chamber dives occurred. No definite cause or risk factors were identified. A MEDLINE review of diving literature revealed few studies of recurrent pulmonary barotrauma and no studies addressed risks of recurrent pulmonary barotrauma in the hyperbaric oxygen therapy environment following scuba pulmonary barotrauma.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine|
|State||Published - Sep 1 1997|
- Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
- Mediastinal emphysema
- Recurrent pulmonary barotrauma