Accession Number : AD0620282

Title :   THE TREATMENT OF AERO-OTITIS MEDIA BY REDECOMPRESSION,

Corporate Author : NAVAL SCHOOL OF AVIATION MEDICINE PENSACOLA FLA

Personal Author(s) : Smedal,H. A. ; Bierman,H. R. ; Lilienthal,J. L. ,Jr.

Report Date : 1940

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : The precipitating event preceding the appearance of aero-otitis media is the development of a relative vacuum within the middle ear. The aim of rational therapy should be the relief of this inequality of pressure. Redecompression in a low pressure chamber has proved to be an effective method of obtaining normal pressure relationships between the middle ear and the environment. In 27 of a group of 33 men with severe aero-otitis media, this form of treatment has effected immediate relief of symptoms and rapid resolution of the process. The failures occurred in patients who, for any reason, were unable to effect or to maintain aeration of the middle ear during and after redecompression. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*EAR, DISEASES), (*DECOMPRESSION, EAR), THERAPY, VACUUM, AVIATION MEDICINE

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE