Difference between revisions of "Sinus barotrauma"

(Background)
(Clinical Features)
Line 6: Line 6:
 
==Clinical Features==
 
==Clinical Features==
 
*Pain over affected sinus, possible [[epistaxis|bleeding]] from nares
 
*Pain over affected sinus, possible [[epistaxis|bleeding]] from nares
 +
*Ascent can cause expulsion of blood and mucous into nares and mask.
  
 
==Differential Diagnosis==
 
==Differential Diagnosis==

Revision as of 03:53, 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.
The four facial sinuses

Clinical Features

  • Pain over affected sinus, possible bleeding from nares
  • Ascent can cause expulsion of blood and mucous into nares and mask.

Differential Diagnosis

Diving Emergencies

Barotrauma Types

Evaluation

  • Usually clinical

Management

  • Decongestants
  • Consider antibiotics

Disposition

  • Generally discharge

See Also

External Links

References