[Suppurative chronic otitis media: etiology, diagnosis and therapy].

  title={[Suppurative chronic otitis media: etiology, diagnosis and therapy].},
  author={Michael Reiss and Gilfe Reiss},
  journal={Medizinische Monatsschrift fur Pharmazeuten},
  volume={33 1},
  pages={11-6; quiz 17-8}
The chronic otitis media is defined as a permanent perforation of the drum membrane, which does not close by itself, and an inflammatory reaction in the mucosa (mucositis) of the middle ear. Two main forms of the chronic otitis media are distinct: the suppurative otitis media and the cholesteatoma. The suppurative otitis media is often accompanied by secretion into the external ear canal (otorrhoe), but "dry ears" are also common. Other frequent, but not obligatory symptoms are hearing… CONTINUE READING