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.
|Numero di pagine||5|
|Rivista||MEDICINA SUBACQUEA E IPERBARICA|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2010|