Difference between revisions of "Pulmonary barotrauma"

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*Occurs when diver breathing compressed air ascends too rapidly
 
*Occurs when diver breathing compressed air ascends too rapidly
 
*Symptoms occur minutes to hours after surfacing
 
*Symptoms occur minutes to hours after surfacing
**Can occur without rapid ascent in pts w/ obstructive lung disease
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**Can occur without rapid ascent in patients w/ obstructive lung disease
 
*Lung rupture can lead to pneumomediastinum, pneumothorax, or air embolism
 
*Lung rupture can lead to pneumomediastinum, pneumothorax, or air embolism
 
**Pneumomediastinum and pneumothorax do not require recompression
 
**Pneumomediastinum and pneumothorax do not require recompression

Revision as of 16:50, 21 June 2016

Background

  • Occurs when diver breathing compressed air ascends too rapidly
  • Symptoms occur minutes to hours after surfacing
    • Can occur without rapid ascent in patients w/ obstructive lung disease
  • Lung rupture can lead to pneumomediastinum, pneumothorax, or air embolism
    • Pneumomediastinum and pneumothorax do not require recompression

Clinical Features

Differential Diagnosis

Diving Emergencies

Barotrauma Types

Diagnosis

Management

Disposition

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