Title:
Ear, nose and throat and non-acoustic barotrauma
Authors:
J. Claes , P. Germonpre , V. Van Rompaey and E. Bourmanne
Institutions:
Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Antwerp University Hospital, Edegem, Belgium; Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium; Centre for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, Military Hospital, Brussels, Belgium; Department of Hyperbaric and Emergency Medicine, Centre Hospitalier Epicura, Ath, Belgium
Keywords:
Blast trauma; barotrauma; third window syndrome; ENT; scuba diving; injuries; pressure
Pages:
203 - 218
Abstract:
The organs of the ear, nose and throat (ENT) contain air- or gas-filled cavities, which make them sensitive to pressure changes. There is a specific pathophysiology involved when these structures are exposed to non-acoustic press ure changes, which are usually not traumatic in normals. The concepts of pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment of these traumas in an emergency setting are reviewed.
Issue:
Suppl. 26.1, 2016


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Ear, nose and throat and non-acoustic barotrauma