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Reverse Sinus Squeeze (Sinus Overpressure)

Specialty:

Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

A returning diver may experience barotraumas during the ascent. The lower surrounding pressure causes unvented gas in air cavities to expand unless it can re-equilibrate. This "reverse squeeze" can cause serious problems for the diver, especially if unexpected.

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