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.
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
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.