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Damage to the middle ear and the inner ear in underwater divers.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  4035820     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Postmortem human tissue from recently deceased divers was processed histologically to assess any inner and middle ear damage that could have resulted from the effects of pressure during diving. The following new findings are particularly noteworthy. In one diver, ascent while breath holding resulted in the rupture of the ear drum and blood in the middle ear, in addition to pulmonary barotrauma. In a second diver, following inner ear decompression sickness, new bone growth, similar to that described earlier in experimental studies with the squirrel monkey, was observed in the arms of one of the semicircular canals. These observations are further confirmation that otologic disorders can be a serious threat to divers.
K E Money; I P Buckingham; I M Calder; W H Johnson; J D King; J P Landolt; J Laufer; H Ludman
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Undersea biomedical research     Volume:  12     ISSN:  0093-5387     ISO Abbreviation:  Undersea Biomed Res     Publication Date:  1985 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-10-03     Completed Date:  1985-10-03     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0421514     Medline TA:  Undersea Biomed Res     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  77-84     Citation Subset:  IM; S    
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MeSH Terms
Barotrauma / etiology*
Decompression / adverse effects
Decompression Sickness / complications
Diving / adverse effects*
Ear, Inner / injuries*
Ear, Middle / injuries*

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