Are pulmonary bleb and bullae a contraindication for hyperbaric oxygen treatment?


TOKLU A. S. , KÖRPINAR Ş., ERELEL M., Uzun G., Yidiz S.

RESPIRATORY MEDICINE, vol.102, no.8, pp.1145-1147, 2008 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 102 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.rmed.2008.03.012
  • Journal Name: RESPIRATORY MEDICINE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1145-1147

Abstract

Background: Air cysts or blebs in the lungs may predispose pulmonary barotrauma (PBT) by causing air trapping when there is a change in environmental pressure. The changes in the environmental pressure are also seen during hyperbaric oxygen treatments (HBOT).