Pathologies otorhinolaryngologiques au cours des explosions

Translated title of the contribution: Otorhinolaryngologic diseases following explosions

J. J. Pessey, O. Deguine, G. Wanna

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Audition loss as a consequence of explosions is frequent. Following the explosion which occurred in Toulouse on September 21, 2001, the number of ENT consultations was estimated to be over 3000 within the 5 weeks following the event: 56% for audition loss, 56% for tinnitus, and 46% for ear pain. This article analyses the pathophysiological mechanisms, symptomatology and management of audition loss, together with the consequences of the explosion on the laryngotracheal system.

Translated title of the contributionOtorhinolaryngologic diseases following explosions
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)225-231
Number of pages7
JournalEMC - Oto-Rhino-Laryngologie
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 2004
Externally publishedYes


  • Auricular blast
  • Blast
  • Laryngotracheal blast
  • Tinnitus


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