Barotrauma is a tissue injury caused by a pressure-related change of the gas volume in the body compartments; they affect areas that contain air, incl. lungs, ears, sinuses, gastrointestinal tract, air spaces in dental fillings and between the diver’s face and his mask. Manifestations depend on the affected area. The diagnosis is made clinically, but sometimes imaging tests are needed. Treatment generally consists of supportive measures, but it may include…

September 3, 2018