Long-lasting airplane headache in a patient with chronic rhinosinusitis.

@article{Pfund2010LonglastingAH,
  title={Long-lasting airplane headache in a patient with chronic rhinosinusitis.},
  author={Zolt{\'a}n Pfund and Anita Trauninger and Istv{\'a}n Szanyi and Zsolt Illes},
  journal={Cephalalgia : an international journal of headache},
  year={2010},
  volume={30 4},
  pages={493-5}
}
The authors report long-lasting airplane headache in a patient with non-allergic, chronic rhinosinusitis. Association of mucosal inflammation with compromised sinonasal ventilation and sinus barotrauma created a base for not only the pain but also for the prolongation of symptoms. Effective therapy with antihistamine and nasal decongestant supports the theory that sinonasal barotrauma plays a triggering role in the pathophysiology of airplane headache.