Frontal Barotrauma and Aerosinusitis

  • Adrienne M. Laury
  • Kevin C. McMains


Sinus barotrauma, also known as aerosinusitis or barosinusitis, is defined as sinus damage induced by a pressure differential which occurs between the air trapped in the sinuses and the surrounding environment. This condition most frequently occurs as a result of flying or diving but can occur in any situation where the environmental pressure changes while the intrasinus pressure cannot.


Aerosinusitis Barosinusitis Frontal sinusitis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Adrienne M. Laury
    • 1
  • Kevin C. McMains
    • 1
  1. 1.OtolaryngologySouth Texas Veterans Health Care SystemSan AntonioUSA

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