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Emerg Med J doi:10.1136/emermed-2011-200991
  • Images in emergency medicine

Symmetrical femoral vein bubble caused by decompression illness

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  1. Ichiro Kukita1
  1. 1Department of Emergency Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa, Japan
  2. 2Emergency Unit, University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa, Japan
  1. Correspondence to Dr Yutaka Kondo, Department of Emergency Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, University of the Ryukyus, 207 Uehara, Nishihara, Okinawa 903-0215, Japan; kondokondou2000{at}yahoo.co.jp
  1. Contributors All the authors reviewed and discussed the manuscript.

  • Accepted 8 December 2011
  • Published Online First 12 March 2012

A 76-year-old man was admitted to a nearby hospital for paralysis of the lower half of the body after a diving accident. Decompression illness was suspected, and he was treated with hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT). However, he immediately developed convulsions; therefore, HBOT was discontinued and …

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