Rupture of the stomach in a diving accident with attempted resuscitation: A case report

P. Halpern, P. Sorkine, Y. Leykin, E. Geller

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Abstract

A compressed air diver suffered pulmonary barotrauma with arterial air embolization; resuscitation was unsuccessful. Attempts at resuscitation included mouth-to-mouth ventilation and cardiac massage. A chest radiograph taken during resuscitation revealed free intraperitoneal air. Postmortem examination showed rupture of the stomach. The two possible aetiological factors-Larotrauma of ascent and cardiopul-monary resuscitation-are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1059-1061
Number of pages3
JournalBritish Journal of Anaesthesia
Volume58
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1986
Externally publishedYes

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