An Atypical Case of Taravana Syndrome in a Breath-Hold Underwater Fishing Champion: A Case Report

Foresta, G; Strano, G; Strano, Mt; Montalto, F; Garbo, D

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Dysbaric accidents are usually referred to compressed air-supplied diving. Nonetheless, some cases of decompression illness are known to have occurred among breath-hold (BH) divers also, and they are reported in the medical literature. A male BH diver ((à years old), underwater *shing champion, presented neurological disorders as dizziness, sensory numbness, blurred vision, and le+ frontoparietal pain a+er many dives to a $à–$( meters sea water depth with short surface intervals. Symptoms spontaneously regressed and the patient came back home. )e following morning, pain and neurological impairment occurred again and the diver went by himself to the hospital where he had a generalized tonic-clonic seizure and lost consciousness. A magnetic resonance imaging of the brain disclofsed a cortical T -weighted hypointense area in the temporal region corresponding to infarction with partial hemorrhage. An early hyperbaric oxygen therapy led to prompt resolution of neurological *ndings. All clinical and imaging characteristics were referable to the Taravana diving syndrome, induced by repetitive prolonged deep BH dives. )e reappearance of neurological signs a+er an uncommon ! -hour symptom-free interval may suggest an atypical case of Taravana syndrome.
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RivistaCase Reports in Medicine
Volume2013
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2013

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Diving
Compressed Air
Pain
Hyperbaric Oxygenation
Hypesthesia
Seawater
Dizziness
Temporal Lobe
Secondary Prevention
Decompression
Nervous System Diseases
Consciousness
Infarction
Accidents
Seizures
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Hemorrhage
Brain

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An Atypical Case of Taravana Syndrome in a Breath-Hold Underwater Fishing Champion: A Case Report. / Foresta, G; Strano, G; Strano, Mt; Montalto, F; Garbo, D.

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Foresta, G; Strano, G; Strano, Mt; Montalto, F; Garbo, D 2013, 'An Atypical Case of Taravana Syndrome in a Breath-Hold Underwater Fishing Champion: A Case Report', Case Reports in Medicine, vol. 2013, pagg. -.
Foresta, G; Strano, G; Strano, Mt; Montalto, F; Garbo, D. / An Atypical Case of Taravana Syndrome in a Breath-Hold Underwater Fishing Champion: A Case Report. In: Case Reports in Medicine. 2013 ; Vol. 2013. pagg. -.
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