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Grades of Middle Ear Barotrauma

Purpose:

To grade middle ear barotrauma based on the otoscopic appearance.

Specialty:

Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care

Objective:

severity, prognosis, stage

ICD-10:

T70.0

Description:

Failure to equalize pressures between the middle and external ear while diving can result in barotrauma to the tympanic membrane and middle ear. This can be graded based on the otoscopic examination.

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