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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 68  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 1224--1225

Approach to a Patient with Stroke After Flying

1 Aeromedical Research and Training Center, Eskisehir, Turkey
2 Van Military Hospital, Van, Turkey

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Nazim Ata
USAEM Baskanligi, Eski Hava Hastanesi, Odunpazari, Eskisehir
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0028-3886.299138

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Arriving at a definitive diagnosis in case of a patient with neurological symptoms after a low altitude flight is very critical, while at the same time presenting a dilemma in aeromedical decision making. Symptoms of stroke can closely mimic those of neurologic manifestations of decompression sickness. This paper discusses the approach to a case of a 28-year-old male helicopter passenger who developed left-sided numbness of the body after a 1.5 h flight at 13,000 feet altitude and was hospitalized with the diagnosis of transient ischemic attack.


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