Neurological Consequences of Scuba Diving With Chronic Sinusitis
Article first published online: 2 JAN 2009
Copyright © 2000 The Triological Society
Volume 110, Issue 8, pages 1358–1360, August 2000
How to Cite
Joseph Parell, G. and Becker, G. D. (2000), Neurological Consequences of Scuba Diving With Chronic Sinusitis. The Laryngoscope, 110: 1358–1360. doi: 10.1097/00005537-200008000-00026
- Issue published online: 2 JAN 2009
- Article first published online: 2 JAN 2009
- Manuscript Accepted: 24 APR 2000
- neurological manifestations;
- Valsalva's maneuver.
Sinus barotrauma from scuba diving is relatively common, usually self-limiting, and often the result of transient nasal pathology. We describe serious neurological sequelae occurring in two scuba divers who had chronic sinusitis. We suggest guidelines for evaluating and treating divers who have chronic sinusitis. Divers with nasal or sinus pathology should be aware of the potentially serious consequences associated with scuba diving even after endoscopic sinus surgery to correct this condition.