Diseases of The Middle Ear
Glue ear: [DNB Dec 2013]
|C||Radical mastoidectomy is required|
|D||NaF is useful|
Glue Ear/serous Otitis Media
a. Glue ear/serous otitis media is a painless condition patients are generally asymptomatic and the condition is detected on routine audiologic screening. (\ it is also k/a silent otitis media)
b. M/C symptom of Glue ear is hearing loss. Older children may complain of reduced hearing, but in many cases the hearing loss is noticed by parents, teachers of caretakers.
c. There- may be delayed speech development or child may have behavioural problems
d. There may be a blocked feeling of the ear which may cause infants and young children to pull at their ears
e. As far as other options are concerned:
f. NaF is not used for its treatment For-details on-management see later questions
g. Radical mastoidectomy is not done in glue ear.