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Lung Squeeze (Thoracic Squeeze)

Specialty:

Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

Under certain circumstances a diver may have the air in the lungs compressed to a volume that is less than the lung's residual volume. The compressive forces on the lung may be sufficient to interfere with respiration, while negative pressure within the chest can flood the lungs with fluids.

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