Difference between revisions of "Sinus barotrauma"

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*Also known as "sinus squeeze"
 
*Also known as "sinus squeeze"
 
*Occurs during scuba diving or air flight due to changes in pressure within a non-draining sinus.
 
*Occurs during scuba diving or air flight due to changes in pressure within a non-draining sinus.
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==Clinical Features==
 
==Clinical Features==

Revision as of 03:49, 19 July 2020

Background

  • Also known as "sinus squeeze"
  • Occurs during scuba diving or air flight due to changes in pressure within a non-draining sinus.

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Clinical Features

  • Pain over affected sinus, possible bleeding from nares

Differential Diagnosis

Diving Emergencies

Barotrauma Types

Evaluation

  • Usually clinical

Management

  • Decongestants
  • Consider antibiotics

Disposition

  • Generally discharge

See Also

External Links

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