Neurological manifestation of arterial gas embolism following standard altitude chamber flight: a case report.

@article{RosTejada1997NeurologicalMO,
  title={Neurological manifestation of arterial gas embolism following standard altitude chamber flight: a case report.},
  author={Francisco R{\'i}os-Tejada and J Azofra-Garcia and J Valle-Garrido and A P Pujante Escudero},
  journal={Aviation, space, and environmental medicine},
  year={1997},
  volume={68 11},
  pages={1025-8}
}
In the course of a decompression at flight level 280 (28,000 ft) in an altitude chamber flight, a 45-yr-old cabin air traffic controller developed sudden numbness in his left upper and lower extremities and, soon after, complete paralysis in the left side, dysarthria and left facial palsy. A presumptive diagnosis of arterial gas embolism (AGE) was made and hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBO) was given after airevac of the patient to the closest compression facility. Complete resolution of the… CONTINUE READING