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Infraorbital hypesthesia after maxillary sinus barotrauma.
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PMID:  10642073     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report a case of a diver who suffered an episode of maxillary sinus barotrauma that presented with decreased sensation over the cutaneous distribution of the infraorbital nerve after an ascent which produced facial pain and crepitus. This case illustrates a potential confusion between a decompression sickness etiology and a barotraumatic etiology for the observed sensory deficit. The clinical features of this case were most consistent with a barotraumatic etiology for the findings noted. The anatomy of the trigeminal nerve and previous reports of cranial nerve deficits following barotrauma are reviewed.
F K Butler; A A Bove
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Undersea & hyperbaric medicine : journal of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Inc     Volume:  26     ISSN:  1066-2936     ISO Abbreviation:  Undersea Hyperb Med     Publication Date:  1999  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-01-24     Completed Date:  2000-01-24     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9312954     Medline TA:  Undersea Hyperb Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  257-9     Citation Subset:  IM; S    
Naval Special Warfare Command Detachment, Pensacola, Florida, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Barotrauma / complications*,  diagnosis
Decompression Sickness / diagnosis
Diagnosis, Differential
Facial Pain / etiology*
Hypesthesia / etiology*
Maxillary Sinus / injuries*
Middle Aged
Trigeminal Nerve / anatomy & histology

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