Barotrauma, sinus


Barotrauma, sinus
Sinus troubles, particularly with pain, due to changing atmospheric pressures, as when going up or down in a plane. Also called aerosinusitis or sinus barotrauma.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Barotrauma — Barotrauma, otitic Barotrauma, sinus Classification and external resources ICD 10 T70.0, T70.1 ICD 9 …   Wikipedia

  • Sinus barotrauma — Sinus troubles, particularly with pain, due to changing atmospheric pressures, as when going up or down in a plane. Also called aerosinusitis or barosinusitis. * * * barosinusitis …   Medical dictionary

  • barotrauma — An injury caused by expansion or contraction of trapped gases in the body resulting from changes in pressure. It can lead to pain in the ears (otitic barotrauma), the sinuses (sinus baro trauma), and the intestines. One example of barotruauma is… …   Aviation dictionary

  • sinus barotrauma — A condition associated with pain in and around the sinuses caused by an injury produced by pressure changes in the air. The incidence of this type of barotrauma is about one third that of otitic barotrauma. See also otitic barotrauma …   Aviation dictionary

  • barotrauma — /bar euh trow meuh, traw /, n., pl. barotraumata / meuh teuh/, barotraumas. Pathol. injury of certain organs, esp. the ear, due to a change in the atmospheric pressure. Cf. aerotitis media. [BARO + TRAUMA] * * * ▪ physiology       any of several… …   Universalium

  • barotrauma — A term previously used to describe injury to the middle ear or paranasal sinuses, resulting from imbalance between ambient pressure and that within the affected cavity. Now mostly used to refer to lung injury due to pressure such as occurs when a …   Medical dictionary

  • Barosinusitis — Sinus troubles, particularly with pain, due to changing atmospheric pressures, as when going up or down in a plane. Also called aerosinusitis or sinus barotrauma. * * * Inflammation of the mucous membrane of the paranasal sinuses caused by… …   Medical dictionary

  • Aerosinusitis — Sinus troubles, particularly with pain, due to changing atmospheric pressures, as when going up or down in a plane. Also called barosinusitis or sinus barotrauma. * * * SYN: barosinusitis. * * * aero·si·nus·itis .ar ō .sī n(y)ə sīt əs, .er n the… …   Medical dictionary

  • Aerosinusitis — Infobox Disease Name = PAGENAME Caption = Paranasal sinuses. DiseasesDB = ICD10 = ICD10|T|70|1|t|66 ICD9 = ICD9|993.1 | ICDO = OMIM = MedlinePlus = eMedicineSubj = eMedicineTopic = MeshID = Aerosinusitis, also called barosinusitis, sinus squeeze… …   Wikipedia

  • List of diving hazards and precautions — Contents 1 Effects of relying on breathing equipment while underwater 2 Effects of barotrauma or pressure damage 2.1 …   Wikipedia


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