Should computed chest tomography be recommended in the medical certification of professional divers? A report of three cases with pulmonary air cysts.

@article{Toklu2003ShouldCC,
  title={Should computed chest tomography be recommended in the medical certification of professional divers? A report of three cases with pulmonary air cysts.},
  author={Akın Savas Toklu and Esen Kiyan and Selma Aktaş and Maide Çimşit},
  journal={Occupational and environmental medicine},
  year={2003},
  volume={60 8},
  pages={
          606-8
        }
}
Pulmonary barotrauma (PBT) is a recognised risk of compressed gas diving. Any reason that causes air trapping in the lung during ascent may cause PBT by increasing intrapulmonary pressure. Chest x ray examination is mandatory for medical certification of the professional divers in many countries, but pulmonary air trapping lesions such as an air cyst in the lungs cannot always be detected by plain chest x ray examination. Computed tomography (CT) is a reliable, but expensive measure for… CONTINUE READING

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