Different reactions of human nasal and Eustachian tube mucosa after hyperbaric oxygen exposure: a pilot study
European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, 08/08/2012
Mutzbauer TS et al. – An impairment of Eustachian tube ventilatory function was obtained after hyperbaric oxygen exposure during dives employing oxygen as breathing gas. This impairment, however, was not associated with altered airflow characteristics of divers’ noses. Thus, it seems unlikely that hyperbaric oxygen exerts an effect on the nasal mucosa similar to that on the Eustachian tube mucosa.