Fatal air embolism in an airplane passenger with a giant intrapulmonary bronchogenic cyst.

Abstract

Considering the large number of airplane passengers with a variety of medical conditions, the incidence of in-flight emergencies on commercial airline flights is low. Only few cases of pulmonary barotrauma in airplane passengers with prior lung pathologies have been reported. We present the unusual case of a female airplane passenger with a previously… (More)

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@article{Zaugg1998FatalAE, title={Fatal air embolism in an airplane passenger with a giant intrapulmonary bronchogenic cyst.}, author={Michael Zaugg and Vladimir Kaplan and Urs Widmer and Pierre Baumann and Elvio Russi}, journal={American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine}, year={1998}, volume={157 5 Pt 1}, pages={1686-9} }