aerosinusitis

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aerosinusitis

[‚e·rō‚sī·nə′sīd·əs]
(medicine)

aerosinusitis

An inflammatory reaction of one or more of the accessory nasal sinuses, resulting from a difference in pressure between the gas in the sinus and the surrounding atmosphere. Also called sinus barotraumas.
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4] A reverse sinus squeeze during ascent is usually caused by obstruction of the ostium by redundant mucosa, cysts, or polyps, which leads to overpressurization of the sinuses.
Management by endoscopic examination, CT, endoscopic surgery, and postoperative endoscopic assessment is now considered to be the appropriate method, but paranasal sinus squeeze is not generally thought of as an indication for surgery.