SYMPTOMATIC MIDDLE EAR AND CRANIAL SINUS BAROTRAUMAS AS A COMPLICATION OF HYPERBARIC OXYGEN TREATMENT


Mirasoglu B., Cakkalkurt A., Cimsit M.

JOURNAL OF ISTANBUL FACULTY OF MEDICINE-ISTANBUL TIP FAKULTESI DERGISI, vol.79, no.4, pp.147-152, 2016 (ESCI) identifier

Abstract

Objective: Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is applied for various diseases. It is generally considered safe but has some benign complications and adverse effects. The most common complication is middle ear barotrauma. The aim of this study was to collect data about middle ear and cranial sinus barotraumas in our department and to evaluate factors affecting the occurrence of barotrauma.