The on-site differential diagnosis of decompression sickness from endogenous cerebral ischaemia in an elderly Ama diver using ultrasound.

Abstract:

:Commercial or occupational breath-hold (BH) harvest divers along the coast and islands of Japan are collectively called Ama divers. Repetitive BH diving by Ama divers may place them at risk of developing neurological decompression sickness (DCS). We report a 74-year-old Ama diver who demonstrated right hemiparesis during an ascent after free diving at a depth of 5 metres' sea water. This report suggests the usefulness of on-site ultrasound for making a differential diagnosis of DCS from endogenous cerebral ischaemia. Further clinical studies of this management approach are warranted.

journal_name

Diving Hyperb Med

authors

Yanagawa Y,Omori K,Takeuchi I,Jitsuiki K,Ohsaka H,Ishikawa K

doi

10.28920/dhm48.4.262-263

subject

Has Abstract

pub_date

2018-12-24 00:00:00

pages

262-263

issue

4

eissn

1833-3516

issn

2209-1491

journal_volume

48

pub_type

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