An Atypical Case of Taravana Syndrome in Mediterraneo

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Dysbaric accidents are usually referred to compressedair-supplied diving. Nonetheless, diving accidents areknown to have occurred among breath-hold divers alsoand some cases are reported in medical literature. Amale professional breath hold diver (57 year old) presentedneurological disorders as dizziness, sensorynumbness, blurred vision and left phronto-parietal painafter many dives to a 30-35 meters seawater depth. Hewent home after the regression of the symptoms andrunned 8 Km the following morning. Pain, sensorynumbness and dizziness occurred after running. Hewent by himself to the hospital where he had a grandmal seizure and lost consciousness. A magnetic resonanceimaging of the brain disclosed one cortical T1-weighted hypointensity in temporal region correspondingto infarction with partial hemorrhage. All clinicaland radiological manifestations were likely to be referredto the very rare Taravana diving syndrome inducedby repetitive prolonged deep breath-hold dives.The reappearance of signs after 17-hour free time makeit thought as an atypical case.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)7-11
Numero di pagine5
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2010


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