aerotitis media

bar·o·ti·tis me·di·a

(bar'ō-tī'tis mē'dē-ă),
Inflammation of the mucous membrane of the middle ear caused by pressure difference within the middle ear relative to ambient pressure, secondary to obstruction of the auditory tube or its failure to open; often occurs on descent in altitude.
Synonym(s): aerotitis media

aerotitis media

inflammation or bleeding in the middle ear caused by a difference between the air pressure in the middle ear and that of the atmosphere, as occurs in sudden altitude changes, scuba diving, and hyperbaric chambers. Symptoms are pain, tinnitus, diminished hearing, and vertigo. Also called barotitis media.

air travel disease

Travel medicine Any condition related to the unique conditions of air travel Infections The potential for infection by an airborne pathogen from another inmate in the confined quarters of commercial flights is understudied. See Airline food, Air sickness.
Air travel & disease
Aerotitis media
Middle ear trauma
Barosinusitis
Pain, bleeding of sinuses; flying with sinusitis may cause a spread to the CNS
Deep vein thrombosis
'Economy class' syndrome
Heart attack
Related to anxiety, sprinting to connecting flight, ↓ cabin O2 ergo hypoxia, ↓cabin humidity
Infections
eg, TB and other communicable diseases
Musculoskeletal
Low back pain and injuries
Nausea
Syncope/vertigo
-possibly related to ↓ cabin O2leading to hypoxia
Separation-related
Panic, anxiety, depression
Trauma
Due to objects tumbling from overhead–avoid the aisle seat
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aer·o·ti·tis me·di·a

(ār'ō-tī'tis mē'dē-ă)
An acute or chronic inflammation of the middle ear caused by a reduction in pressure in the tympanic cavity relative to ambient pressure, due to auditory tube obstruction; often occurs on descent from high altitude.
Synonym(s): barotitis media.
[aero- + G. ous, ear, + -itis, inflammation]
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Within the Army Air Forces, aerotitis media proved the leading flight-related ailment.
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Studies of fliers and submariners during World War II, for one, revealed excessive lymphoid tissue around the ends of eustachian tubes as a leading risk factor for susceptibility to aerotitis media.