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

Published inDiving and hyperbaric medicine, vol. 47, no. 2, p. 75-81
Publication date2017

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.

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Air
  • Artifacts
  • Autopsy
  • Barotrauma/complications/diagnosis
  • Carbon Dioxide/analysis
  • Chromatography
  • Gas
  • Decompression/adverse effects
  • Decompression Sickness/diagnosis
  • Diving/adverse effects
  • Drowning/diagnosis/etiology
  • Embolism
  • Air/complications/diagnosis
  • Femoral Artery
  • Femoral Vein
  • Gases/analysis
  • Heart/diagnostic imaging
  • Humans
  • Hydrogen/analysis
  • Jugular Veins
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Multidetector Computed Tomography
  • Nitrogen
  • Oxygen/analysis
  • Postmortem Changes
  • Subclavian Vein
  • Thermal Conductivity
Citation (ISO format)
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.
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ISSN of the journal1833-3516

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