Chronic nonsuppurative otitis media with effusion (serous otitis media) is a condition characterized by the presence of fluid in the middle ear without signs or symptoms of an acute infection3. This fluid can be either mucoid or serous and can be persistent and long-lasting.
The causes of chronic nonsuppurative otitis media with effusion can include:
The symptoms of chronic nonsuppurative otitis media with effusion can vary depending on the severity of the fluid buildup. Some common symptoms include:
The diagnosis of chronic nonsuppurative otitis media with effusion involves a thorough ear examination, including otoscopy and tympanometry. Imaging studies, such as computed tomography (CT) scans, may also be performed to evaluate the extent of the fluid buildup.
Rate hearing impairment
During suppuration, or with aural polyps
Note: Evaluate hearing impairment, and complications such as labyrinthitis, tinnitus, facial nerve paralysis, or bone loss of skull, separately.
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