Medical Definition of Sinus barotrauma

  • Medical Author:
    William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR

    Dr. Shiel received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the University of Notre Dame. There he was involved in research in radiation biology and received the Huisking Scholarship. After graduating from St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his Internal Medicine residency and Rheumatology fellowship at the University of California, Irvine. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.

Sinus barotrauma: Sinus troubles, particularly with pain and a feeling of pressure, due to changing atmospheric pressures, as when going up or down in a plane.

Also called aerosinusitis or barosinusitis.

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Reviewed on 12/27/2018

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