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Disorientation With Middle Ear Barotrauma of Descent

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Disorientation With Middle Ear Barotrauma of Descent

C Edmonds et al. Undersea Biomed Res.


Disorientation and vertigo, which develops in divers during descent, is objectively demonstrated with dysbaric electronystagmographic tracings. Middle ear barotrauma of descent is verified as a valid etiology in the classification of vertigo associated with diving and may present as either a transitory or a more persistent disorder.

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