Positive middle ear pressure shown by tympanometry.

  title={Positive middle ear pressure shown by tympanometry.},
  author={C A Ostergard and Dennis R. Carter},
  journal={Archives of otolaryngology},
  volume={107 6},
The incidence and implications of positive middle ear pressure shown by tympanometry have been sparsely reported in the literature. A series of 13 patients (16 ears) exhibited middle ear pressures that exceeded +49 mm H2O. Clinical, otoscopic, audiologic, and pathologic findings are reviewed. Otalgia or fullness and pharyngitis were the most commonly reported symptoms. Acute middle ear pathologic conditions were otoscopically confirmed in 13 ears. Effusion was present in five of six ears that… CONTINUE READING

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