Although recompression treatment of CAGE traditionally involved a deep excursion to 50 metres followed by a standard USN Table 6, diving physicians now use a standard 18-metre oxygen table such as USN Table 6.
If the CAGE is not caused by DCS and is a manifestation of pulmonary barotrauma,
then the following other factors should be considered:
- The possibility of little or no inert gas loading in the tissues (thus making long saturation type treatments inappropriate and brief deep excursions more valuable).
- The presence of pulmonary tissue damage.
- The possibility of pneumothorax.
- Fitness for further diving and its investigations.