Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Barotitis Media Evaluation

An evaluation of barotitis media begins with a medical history and physical examination.

Physical findings in those with barotitis media may include:

The diagnosis of barotitis media is usually made during otoscopic examination of the ear.

Tests used to evaluate barotitis media may include:

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Last Updated: Dec 1, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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