Pulmonary barotrauma

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Background

  • Occurs when diver breathing compressed air ascends too rapidly
  • Symptoms occur minutes to hours after surfacing
    • Can occur without rapid ascent in patients with 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

Evaluation

Management

Disposition

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