Hyperbaric oxygen for treatment of closed head injury

South Med J. 1994 Sep;87(9):933-6. doi: 10.1097/00007611-199409000-00015.


Traumatic and vascular brain injuries consist of acute episodes followed by development of chronic components of varying magnitude and duration whose potentials for recovery differ. We discuss a case of closed head injury in which interventional hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) with single photon emission computed tomography were used as aids in determining the presence of recoverable neurons, to follow therapeutic progress, and to determine the end point of therapy. This case also shows the successful use of intensive HBO as a therapeutic modality.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Brain Injuries / diagnostic imaging
  • Brain Injuries / therapy*
  • Head Injuries, Closed / therapy
  • Humans
  • Hyperbaric Oxygenation*
  • Male
  • Tomography, Emission-Computed, Single-Photon