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aerosinusitis (s) (noun), aerosinusites (pl)
1. Inflammation of the paranasal sinuses caused by pressure difference within the sinus relative to ambient pressure, secondary to obstruction of the sinus orifice, sometimes due to high altitude flying or by descent from high altitude.
2. Sinus barotrauma affecting the occupants of aircraft during flight, particularly during descent, or soon after descent.

Barotrauma is trauma (serious or critical bodily injury, wound, or shock) caused by the rapid or extreme changes in air pressure; especially, affecting enclosed cavities within the body; such as, the middle ear (otic barotrauma), the sinuses (sinus barotrauma), and the lungs (pulmonary barotrauma).

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