serous otitis

serous otitis

ENT Noninfectious inflammation of the ear which may occur when there is a collection of sterile fluid in the ear

se·rous o·ti·tis

(sēr'ŭs ō-tī'tis)
Inflammation of middle ear mucosa, often accompanied by accumulation of fluid, secondary to auditory tube obstruction.
Synonym(s): secretory otitis media.
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An NPC normally turns up with a variety of symptoms such as nasal obstruction, epistaxis, cranial nerve palsy, serous otitis, or cervical metastasis.
Involvement of the middle ear after viral infections of the upper airways may lead to serous otitis media with effusion in the absence of bacterial infection.
A middle ear disease, which affects 50-85% of girls and woman with TS, usually starts in early childhood and results in recurrent suppurative otitis media, serous otitis media, chronic suppurative otitis media and cholesteatoma [6].
reported a case of a young female who presented with bilateral serous otitis media followed by bilateral sensorineural hearing loss and bilateral facial nerve palsy [6].
The serum oxidative level was measured by superoxide dimutase, xantin oxidase, and malondialdehyde (MDA) in six animal models with serous otitis media and six healthy models showing significant increase in free oxygen radical and revealing the role of these radicals in tissue destruction in otitis media (15).
Disease complications included serous otitis media in 57 patients (30%) TM perforation in 28 patients (15%) and external auditory canal osteitis in9 patients (5%).
The etiologies of the rest of the cases were acute sinusitis, gastroenteritis, parvovirus, serous otitis media, or influenza.
Serous otitis media is a sterile effusion which occurs in the middle ear.
Multiple factors can be weighed to choose more or less aggressive treatment including frequency and severity of infections, exposure to secondhand smoke, day care enrollment, sibling history, parental comfort and anxiety, presence of serous otitis media between episodes, time of year, and effect on overall hearing.
There have also been recommendations in the literature to prescribe an antibiotic for serous otitis media (an accumulation of fluid in the middle ear due to poor drainage), which may have played a part in Ruth's dizziness (Macknin, 1988).
As opposed to acute otitis media, which is often accompanied by fever and pain, serous otitis media is often asymptomatic.