chronic otitis media

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chronic otitis media

Recurrent middle ear inflammation.

Mechanical trauma, chemicals, allergies, pathogens; may follow persistent acute OM, extend from mastoiditis or arise in fluid build-up with tympanic membrane rupture or damage to auditory ossicles.
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chronic otitis media

Middle ear infection ENT Recurrent middle ear inflammation due to mechanical trauma, chemicals, allergies, pathogens; COM may follow persistent acute OM, extend from mastoiditis or is linked to fluid build-up with tympanic membrane rupture or damage to auditory ossicles
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Chronic otitis media

Inflammation of the middle ear with signs of infection lasting three months or longer.
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Surgery is the treatment of choice for chronic otitis media. A measurable outcome of the surgical treatment of patients with chronic otitis media is hearing improvement.
Association of adenoid surface biofilm formation and chronic otitis media with effusion.
Tym-panomastoidectomy: comparison between canal wall-down and canal wall-up techniques in surgery for chronic otitis media. Int Arch Otorhinolaryngol.
Hosoglu, "The complications of chronic otitis media: report of 93 cases," Journal of Laryngology and Otology, vol.
Park, "Prevalence and risk factors of chronic otitis media: the Korean national health and nutrition examination survey 2010-2012," PLoS ONE, vol.
Chronic otitis media (COM) remains a common ear disease.
The choice of antibiotics for chronic otitis media depends upon their efficacy, safety, availability and cost.
In this case-control study, 30 healthy subjects, 28 patients with chronic otitis media, and 29 subjects with otitis media with effusion attending to a training hospital in Ahwaz, Iran in 2013 and 2014 were enrolled.
Frequency of intra-cranial complications in chronic otitis media. J Ayub Med Coll Abbottabad 2005; 17:75-7.
They cover optical diagnostics in head and neck cancer, stem cells in head and neck cancer, positron emission tomography-computed tomography in head and neck cancer, middle ear implants, tissue hypoxia in chronic otitis media, balloon dilation Eustachian tuboplasty, superior canal dehiscence syndrome, possibilities and challenges of regenerating hair cells in the inner ear, vestibular implants, and the medical treatment of vascular anomalies.
According to the World Health Organization report 2004, the prevalence of chronic otitis media cases in the general population of South East Asia is approximately 5.2%.

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