Chronic otitis media

Last revised by Henry Knipe on 5 Apr 2023

Chronic otitis media is a form of otitis media where there is a prolonged phase of inflammation in the middle ear with resultant tympanic membrane perforation.

Pathology

There are a few types of chronic otitis media 1-5:

Some ref consider adhesive otitis media to also be a form of chronic otitis media.

Treatment and prognosis

Complications

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