Table 2.

Presenting Signs and Symptoms in Patients with Arterial Gas Embolism

Sign or SymptomPercentage
Stupor or confusion24
Coma without seizures22
Coma with seizures18
Unilateral motor deficits14
Visual disturbances9
Unilateral sensory deficits8
Bilateral motor deficits8
  • Reproduced with permission from Neurologic Complications of Scuba Diving from the June 1, 2001 issue of American Family Physician. Copyright © 2001 American Academy of Family Physicians. All Rights Reserved.