MASTOID PNEUMATIZATION PATTERN IN PATIENTS WITH MUCOSAL TYPE OF CHRONIC OTITIS MEDIA- AN EXPERIENCE IN TERTIARY CARE CENTRE
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2023, Volume 10, Issue 3, Pages 19-32
Chronic Otitis Media(COM) is the bacterial infection of the mucoperiosteum of the middle ear cleft that has persisted for 12 weeks and above, characterised by persistantotorrhea, tympanic membrane perforation with varying degree of hearing impairment. In mucosal COM there is permanent perforation of pars tensa with or withoutinflammation of middle ear and mastoid. Pneumatization refers to both the process by which the epithelium expands into developing bone and the resulting interconnected aircellswithin thetemporal bone.
25 patients attending ENT OPD, with profuse unilateral ear discharge lasting for more than 3 months were selected by purposive sampling method from April 2021 to March2022 and was subjected to detailed history taking and clinical examination. All the active mucosal COM patients were treated with conservative medical management. ThepatientsweresubjectedtoHRCTtemporalboneandresultswereanalysed.
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