Middle ear fluid.

M. A. Richardson, J. A. Donaldson

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Abstract

Most middle ear effusions are preceded by an episode of acute otitis media. Craniofacial abnormalities predispose to such problems, and eustachian tube dysfunction is thought to be an important factor as well. Mechanical obstruction of the tube by inflammation or functional obstruction due to increased compliance leads to a failure to clear secretions produced by the middle ear. Removal of the obstruction is essential. If medical management does not clear the fluid, myringotomy with ventilating tubes may be required.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)159-163
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Family Physician
Volume23
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1981
Externally publishedYes

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Craniofacial Abnormalities
Eustachian Tube
Otitis Media with Effusion
Otitis Media
Middle Ear
Compliance
Inflammation

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Richardson, M. A., & Donaldson, J. A. (1981). Middle ear fluid. American Family Physician, 23(6), 159-163.

Middle ear fluid. / Richardson, M. A.; Donaldson, J. A.

In: American Family Physician, Vol. 23, No. 6, 06.1981, p. 159-163.

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Richardson, MA & Donaldson, JA 1981, 'Middle ear fluid.', American Family Physician, vol. 23, no. 6, pp. 159-163.
Richardson MA, Donaldson JA. Middle ear fluid. American Family Physician. 1981 Jun;23(6):159-163.
Richardson, M. A. ; Donaldson, J. A. / Middle ear fluid. In: American Family Physician. 1981 ; Vol. 23, No. 6. pp. 159-163.
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