WIML

The Polish Journal of Aviation Medicine, Bioengineering and Psychology

Kwartalnik Polskiego Towarzystwa Medycyny Lotniczej

2018, Volume 24, Issue 1

DIVERTICULOSIS – THE CLINICAL AVIATION MEDICINE ASPECT AND AEROMEDICAL CONCERNS


Lech Kopka1, Ewelina Zawadzka-Bartczak2, Leopold Bakoń3, Łukasz Jałocha2
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1Centre of Experimental Medicine, Military Institute of Aviation Medicine
2Department of Internal Disease, Military Institute of Aviation Medicine
3Department of Radiology, Military Institute of Aviation Medicine


Autor korenspondencyjny: Lech Kopka; Centre of Experimental Medicine, Military Institute of Aviation Medicine; email: lkopka@wiml.waw.pl

DOI: 10.13174/pjambp.06.08.2019.02

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Abstract: This publication discusses the clinical aspects and aeromedical concerns of diverticular disease. A case of a 49-year-old supersonic aircraft  pilot diagnosed with diverticulosis 19 years earlier served as an inspiration for this position paper. Upon consideration, particular attention was paid to the diagnostics, the likelihood of extreme flight factors influencing the course of diverticulosis and related prognostic implications. The conclusion contains an aeromedical disposition decision concerning highly maneuverable aircraft pilots diagnosed with diverticular disease resulting from the presented case and theoretical considerations.


Słowa kluczowe

supersonic pilots, accelerations, high altitude