Pneumomediastinum after lung packing.

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dc.contributor.author Jacobson, FL
dc.contributor.author Loring, SH
dc.contributor.author Ferrigno, M
dc.date.accessioned 2007-12-05T02:19:51Z
dc.date.available 2007-12-05T02:19:51Z
dc.date.issued 2006
dc.identifier.citation Undersea Hyperb Med. 2006 Sep-Oct;33(5):313-6. en
dc.identifier.other 17091828
dc.identifier.uri http://archive.rubicon-foundation.org/5045
dc.description Undersea & hyperbaric medicine : journal of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Inc. en
dc.description.abstract Lung packing (glossopharyngeal insufflation) consists of forcing air into the lungs, using glossopharyngeal muscle contractions similar to swallowing. Breath-hold divers perform this technique after a maximal inhalation prior to diving, thus increasing initial lung volume. However, as suggested by previous authors, this breathing maneuver could theoretically lead to lung rupture. Here we report a pneumomediastinum found on chest CT scan in a diver during a physiological study, when glossopharyngeal insufflation increased the volume of gas in the lungs by 1,040 ml (over his total lung capacity); at the same time, his transpulmonary pressures increased up to 4.1 kPa. We discuss the possibility that the very high transpulmonary pressures during lung packing caused this pneumomediastinum. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Inc. en
dc.subject DIVERS en
dc.subject pneumomediastinum en
dc.subject Lung packing en
dc.subject glossopharyngeal insufflation en
dc.subject Breath-hold en
dc.subject Breath hold en
dc.subject transpulmonary pressure en
dc.subject case report en
dc.subject.mesh Case Reports Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't Adult Diving*/physiology Humans Insufflation/adverse effects* Insufflation/methods Male Mediastinal Emphysema/etiology* Mediastinal Emphysema/radiography en
dc.title Pneumomediastinum after lung packing. en
dc.type Article en

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