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.
References in periodicals archive ?
The most common indications for TT insertion in children in general otolaryngology practice are persistent serous otitis media (SOM), also known as otitis media with effusion (OME), and recurrent acute otitis media (rAOM).
The following symptoms should be sought where AR is considered in infants: noisy breathing, snuffles, snorting; snoring; sneezing; feeding difficulty; failure to thrive; irritability, disturbed sleep; watery nasal discharge; nose-rubbing on pillow/bedding/mother; recurrent serous otitis media; and cough/wheeze.
Serous otitis media is a sterile effusion which occurs in the middle ear.
The otitis category included acute suppurative otitis media, otitis media NOS, acute tympanitis, otitis media with effusion, serous otitis media, and glue ear.
As opposed to acute otitis media, which is often accompanied by fever and pain, serous otitis media is often asymptomatic.
She had a history of left ventilation tube insertion because of serous otitis media 3 years previously.
Which of the following statements regarding persistent unilateral serous otitis media is true?
A differential diagnosis of unilateral serous otitis media.
The study included four patients (3 women and I man; the ages of the patients were 22, 31, 35, and 56 years, respectively) with unilateral conductive hearing loss, no history of chronic serous otitis media, an intact ear drum, normal middle ear mucosa, and necrosis of the long processes of the incus are reported.
The indication for myringotomy and tube placement in these patients was persistent serous otitis or recurrent serous otitis of at least 3 months' duration.
Exclusion criteria included a tympanic membrane perforation, serous otitis media, or chronic suppurative otitis media.
Previous observation of an increase in secretory cells--particularly mucinous cells and cells with dark, secretory granules--with occasional gland formation in cases of serous otitis media led to their hypothesis that these neoplasms arise from middle ear epithelium.