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A deep-sea diver with cement pulmonary embolism.

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A deep-sea diver with cement pulmonary embolism.

Undersea Hyperb Med. 2016 May-Jun;43(3):249-55

Authors: Memarpour R, Tashtoush B, Nasim F, Grobman D, Upadhyay BK, Rahaghi F

Abstract
Cement pulmonary embolism is a rare complication of cement kyphoplasty. These emboli are often asymptomatic and commonly detected many years after the procedure as incidental findings on radiographic imaging. We herein report a case of a 32-year-old professional diver who was diagnosed with asymptomatic cement pulmonary emboli during his annual diving physical exam. After two years of follow-up the patient remained asymptomatic and resumed his career in professional diving, which included deep sea diving activities with no evidence of respiratory limitations or long-term complications.

PMID: 27416693 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

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