Headache in Divers

  title={Headache in Divers},
  author={William P Cheshire and Michael C. Ott},
  journal={Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain},
  • W. P. Cheshire, M. Ott
  • Published 1 March 2001
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain
The increasing popularity of scuba diving has added a new category to the differential diagnosis of headache. Headache in divers, while uncommon and generally benign, can occasionally signify serious consequences of hyperbaric exposure such as arterial gas embolism, decompression sickness, and otic or paranasal sinus barotrauma. Inadequate ventilation of compressed gases can lead to carbon dioxide accumulation, cerebral vasodilatation, and headache. Other types of headache encountered in divers… 

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