Skin and scuba diving are increasing rapidly in popularity. Both involve occasional injury. Most of these injuries fall into the realm of the otolaryngologist. The causes are pressure, prolonged immersion, and temperature change. The most frequent injuries involve the ears. Otitis externa, tympanic membrane perforation, and inner ear damage can result. Severe epistaxis is at times a complication.
Wilson HL. Otolaryngologic Problems of Skin and Scuba Diving. Arch Otolaryngol. 1972;96(5):407–411. doi:https://doi.org/10.1001/archotol.1972.00770090639003
Customize your JAMA Network experience by selecting one or more topics from the list below.
Create a personal account or sign in to: