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Experiments in Rhinology & Otolaryngology

Otitis Media with Effusion: A Silent Killer of Middle Ear -At Least In a Few Patients

  • Open or Close George MV1*, Aravind Sen V2

    1 Professor in ENT, Jubilee Mission Medical College, India

    2 Assistant Professor in ENT, Jubilee Mission Medical College, India

    *Corresponding author: George MV, Professor of ENT, Head and Neck Surgery, Jubilee Mission Medical College, Thrissur, India

Submission: September 23, 2018;Published: September 28, 2018

DOI: 10.31031/ERO.2018.02.000546

ISSN: 2637-7780
Volume2 Issue2


Otitis Media with Effusion (OME) is a very common disease among catarrhal children of younger age group who are immunologically in the developing stage. At school they are exposed to similar kids of the same age group among whom someone may be having upper respiratory tract infection. It may be thus shared among them in crowded class rooms. Disease remain asymptomatic due to absence of ear symptoms other than mild hearing loss. Thus, it may remain unnoticed. Only intelligent parents or teachers notice it. Those self-resolving, due to high prevalence of the disease, a lot of them go in for sequelae like atelectasis, adhesive otitis media, ossicular erosion, posterosuperior retraction pocket and finally cholesteatoma. Hence in ears which are not picked up early it may be a silent killer of middle ear.

Keywords: Anterior; Ethmoidal; Artery; Endoscopic; Surgery

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