Ear Injury Caused by Elevated Intratympanic Pressure During General Anaesthesia

A. Man*, S. Segal, S. Ezra

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Abstract

Two cases of middle‐ear injury, due to sharp fluctuations of intratympanic pressure as a result of general anaesthesia with nitrous oxide are presented. A study is reported indicating that the degree of these fluctuations is a function of the concentration of nitrous oxide. In order to reduce the risk of middle‐ear injury due to nitrous oxide anaesthesia, it is suggested that the lowest concentration feasible should be used where there is a history of previous ear surgery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)224-226
Number of pages3
JournalActa Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
Volume24
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1980

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