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Adult-onset otitis media with effusion: results following ventilation tube insertion.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11779300     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The outcome of otitis media with effusion (OME) in children is generally good. However, it is less clear in adults. All adult patients who had a ventilation tube inserted for OME at the Ipswich Hospital between 1996 and 1997 were studied. Of 53 patients studied, 28 had had a previous history of ventilation tube insertion. Furthermore, at 15-27 months following ventilation tube insertion, the ventilation tube had already extruded in 31 patients and the OME had already recurred in 19 of these. Endoscopic examination revealed that many patients still had evidence of inflammation at the lateral nasal wall (26.4 per cent) and at the eustachian tube orifice (51 per cent). There is also a strong history of atopy in the studied group and the skin prick test was positive in 57 per cent of the patients. This study shows that many patients with adult-onset OME have underlying pathology that could lead to recurrence of OME following ventilation tube extrusion.
M W Yung; R Arasaratnam
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of laryngology and otology     Volume:  115     ISSN:  0022-2151     ISO Abbreviation:  J Laryngol Otol     Publication Date:  2001 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-01-07     Completed Date:  2002-01-17     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8706896     Medline TA:  J Laryngol Otol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  874-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Otolaryngology, The Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust, Ipswich, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Age of Onset
Aged, 80 and over
Chronic Disease
Follow-Up Studies
Hypersensitivity / complications,  immunology,  surgery
Immunoglobulin E / blood
Middle Aged
Middle Ear Ventilation*
Otitis Media with Effusion / complications,  immunology,  surgery*
Sinusitis / complications,  immunology,  surgery
Skin Tests
Treatment Outcome
Reg. No./Substance:
37341-29-0/Immunoglobulin E

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