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Understanding scuba diving fatalities: carbon dioxide concentrations in intra-cardiac gas

Lossois, Maisy
Published in Diving and hyperbaric medicine. 2017, vol. 47, no. 2, p. 75-81
Abstract Important developments in the diagnosis of scuba diving fatalities have been made thanks to forensic imaging tool improvements. Multi-detector computed tomography (MDCT) permits reliable interpretation of the overall gaseous distribution in the cadaver. However, due to post-mortem delay, the radiological interpretation is often doubtful because the distinction between gas related to the dive and post-mortem decomposition artifactual gases becomes less obvious.
Keywords AdultAgedAirArtifactsAutopsyBarotrauma/complications/diagnosisCarbon Dioxide/analysisChromatographyGasDecompression/adverse effectsDecompression Sickness/diagnosisDiving/adverse effectsDrowning/diagnosis/etiologyEmbolismAir/complications/diagnosisFemoral ArteryFemoral VeinGases/analysisHeart/diagnostic imagingHumansHydrogen/analysisJugular VeinsMaleMiddle AgedMultidetector Computed TomographyNitrogenOxygen/analysisPostmortem ChangesSubclavian VeinThermal Conductivity
PMID: 28641319
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VARLET, Vincent et al. Understanding scuba diving fatalities: carbon dioxide concentrations in intra-cardiac gas. In: Diving and hyperbaric medicine, 2017, vol. 47, n° 2, p. 75-81. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:111127

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