Adhesive otitis media

Adhesive otitis media is a form of chronic otitis media where there is an adhesion of medial ear structures as a result of chronic inflammation. There are often complete or partial adhesions between the thin retracted and atrophic pars tensa and the medial wall of the middle ear. Soft tissue debris may encase the middle ear ossicles 2.

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Article information

rID: 61937
System: Head & Neck
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • AdOM

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