Journal of Marine Medical Society

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 118--122

Middle ear barotrauma and facial baroparesis in underwater diving - A Scoping Review


Santosh Kumar Swain1, Nibi Shajahan1, Anil Mohapatra2 
1 Department of Otorhinolaryngology, IMS and SUM Hospital, Siksha “O” Anusandhan University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
2 Department of Marine Sciences, Zoological Survey of India, Ganjam, Odisha, India

Correspondence Address:
Prof. Santosh Kumar Swain
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, IMS and Sum Hospital, Siksha “O” Anusandhan University, K8, Kalinga Nagar, Bhubaneswar - 751 003, Odisha
India

Although middle ear barotrauma is considered uncommon, it may involve a great safety risk to the diver. The medical problems associated with diving are seen as a worldwide concern. Trying to cope with such clinical manifestations of middle ear barotrauma such as otalgia, facial palsy ear, fullness, and vertigo, the underwater diving can be very distressing and dangerous. In case of underwater divers, whether experienced or novice, there are several hazards assumed whenever dive is planned. Out of different hazards, there is a spectrum of illness including middle ear barotrauma. This review article focuses on the etiopathology, clinical presentations, facial baroparesis, and current management of the middle ear barotrauma among underwater divers. This article will surely increase awareness among the clinicians and people those are practicing underwater diving and help them to resolve this problem to a great extent.


How to cite this article:
Swain SK, Shajahan N, Mohapatra A. Middle ear barotrauma and facial baroparesis in underwater diving - A Scoping Review.J Mar Med Soc 2020;22:118-122


How to cite this URL:
Swain SK, Shajahan N, Mohapatra A. Middle ear barotrauma and facial baroparesis in underwater diving - A Scoping Review. J Mar Med Soc [serial online] 2020 [cited 2021 Apr 23 ];22:118-122
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