Pulmonary barotrauma

Background

  • Occurs when diver breathing compressed air ascends too rapidly

Clinical Features

Differential Diagnosis

Scuba Diving Emergencies

Barotrauma Types

Evaluation

  • Clinical diagnosis; do not delay intervention for studies
  • CXR
  • Assess for alternate etiologies

Management

Disposition

See Also

External Links

References

Authors:

Kevin Lu