Tympanometry -A Diagnostic Tool for Otitis Media with Effusion in Children

Otitis media with effusion probably remains under-diagnosed among the children because, routine outpatient otological procedures often fail to detect it. This study was undertaken to evaluate the role of tympanom~try in the diagnosis of this entity. Two hundred children with clinically suspected bilateral otitis media with effusion were
included in the study. Both compliance of the tympanic membrane and the middle ear pressure were reduced in all of the 400 ears. ~ringotomy was attempted in…


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