Definition of barotrauma in English:


Syllabification: bar·o·trau·ma
Pronunciation: /ˌbarōˈtroumə, -ˈtrô-


Injury caused by a change in air pressure, typically affecting the ear or the lung.
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  • The most dangerous medical problems are barotrauma to the lungs and decompression sickness, also called ‘the bends.’
  • Traumatic perforations of the tympanic membrane can occur because of water accidents, barotrauma, explosions, penetrating injury, or temporal bone fractures.
  • Inflation pressures for adults in excess of this are rarely beneficial, and the risk of barotrauma and gastric inflation are similar in adults and children.

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