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Symmetrical femoral vein bubble caused by decompression illness
  1. Yutaka Kondo1,
  2. Kiyotaka Kohshi2,
  3. 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

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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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