(Exudative otitis media)

In serous (exudative) otitis media effusion has formed in the middle ear according to an incompletely healed acute otitis media, or due to non-infectious obstruction of the Eustachian tube. In addition to hearing loss of fullness or pressure in the ear occur as symptoms. Diagnosis is based on the appearance of the eardrum and occasionally tympanometry. Most cases heal within 2-3 weeks. Should show no improvement after 1-3 months, a myringotomy is indicated, usually by insertion of a ventilation tube. Antibiotics and decongestants are not effective.

Because the Eustachian tube opens during swallowing, the middle ear is usually 3 to 4 times / min ventilated, can record (O2) so that the blood vessels in the mucosa of oxygen. If the tube is not freely throughout, however, results in a relative vacuum in the middle ear, and it can accumulate fluid. This exudate can lead to hearing loss.

In serous (exudative) otitis media effusion has formed in the middle ear according to an incompletely healed acute otitis media, or due to non-infectious obstruction of the Eustachian tube. In addition to hearing loss of fullness or pressure in the ear occur as symptoms. Diagnosis is based on the appearance of the eardrum and occasionally tympanometry. Most cases heal within 2-3 weeks. Should show no improvement after 1-3 months, a myringotomy is indicated, usually by insertion of a ventilation tube. Antibiotics and decongestants are not effective. Because the Eustachian tube opens during swallowing, the middle ear is usually 3 to 4 times / min ventilated, can record (O2) so that the blood vessels in the mucosa of oxygen. If the tube is not freely throughout, however, results in a relative vacuum in the middle ear, and it can accumulate fluid. This exudate can lead to hearing loss. After acute otitis media occurs in children often results in weeks or months persistent serous otitis media (which is usually discovered during a routine follow-up examination of the ears). In other cases, the clearing tube can be moved as a result of inflammatory swelling in the nose and throat, allergy, by Adenoidwucherungen or other obstructive structures of lymphoid cells on Tubenwulst and in the Rose Müller-pit as well as benign or malignant tumors. The effusion may be sterile or (more often) contain pathogenic bacteria, sometimes called biofilm without appearing obviously flammable. Symptoms and signs Patients express no complaints and only a few (or their family members) have noticed that they hear worse. Other specify a fullness or pressure in the ear or hear it crack when swallowing. Ear pain are rare. Various possible changes of the tympanic membrane (TM) include a yellow or gray color, displacement of the light reflex, mild to severe retraction and accentuated landmarks. On air insufflation the eardrum responds immobile. Behind the eardrum, an air-fluid level or accumulation of air bubbles can be seen. Secretory otitis media TONY WRIGHT, INSTITUTE OF Laryngology AND Otology / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY var model = {thumbnailUrl ‘/-/media/manual/professional/images/m1570020-acute-secretory-otitis-science-photo-library-high_de.jpg ? lang = en & thn = 0 & mw = 350 ‘, imageUrl:’ /-/media/manual/professional/images/m1570020-acute-secretory-otitis-science-photo-library-high_de.jpg?la=de&thn=0 ‘, title : ‘Secretory otitis media’, description: ‘ u003Ca id = “v37893965 ” class = “”anchor “” u003e u003c / a u003e u003cdiv class = “”para “” u003e u003cp u003eErholungsphase the acute secretory otitis media indicates the presence of bubbles and tympanosclerosis (white

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