Tissue damage results when a gas-filled space does not equalize its pressure with external pr...
Occlusive dive mask: Conjunctival hemorrhage, facial edema, and swelling
Tight-fitting dive suit: Edema and erythema of the skin at locations of air pocke...
For barotrauma of descent, unless air-filled cavity has ruptured, no progression of disease on return to normal atmospheric pressure is to be expected.
If patient requires air eva...
Inner ear barotrauma with round window rupture or severe vertigo
ENT follow-up for severe TM or sinus pathology
Watch closely for development of decompression sickness in patients who present with barotraumas.
Perform careful lung exam for signs of pneumothorax.
Perform careful history in pati...
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Klingmann C, Praetorius M, Baumann I, et al. Barotrauma and decompression illness of the inner ear: 46 ca...
993.2 Other and unspecified effects of high altitude
993.3 Caisson disease
993.9 Unspecified effect of air pressure
993.1 Barotrauma, sinus
993.0 Barotrauma, otitic
993.8 Other specified effects ...
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