Influence of scuba diving on asymptomatic isolated pulmonary bullae.

Abstract

Pulmonary blebs and bullae are generally considered an absolute contra-indication for scuba diving, because of a high estimated risk of pulmonary overpressure syndrome due to air-trapping inside the bulla. This is primarily based on a number of retrospective studies and case reports; formal prospective evidence of a higher risk is lacking. We present three… (More)

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@article{Germonpre2008InfluenceOS, title={Influence of scuba diving on asymptomatic isolated pulmonary bullae.}, author={Peter Germonpre and Costantino Balestra and Thierry Pieters}, journal={Diving and hyperbaric medicine}, year={2008}, volume={38 4}, pages={206-11} }