Incidence of uncomplained secretory otitis media in patients undergoing adenotonswlectomy

  • Vikas Sinha
  • Bhavin H. Patel
  • Sudipti Sinha
Main Article


Secretory otitis media (SOM) is a pathologic condition of the middle ear in which an effusion is present behind an intact eardrum without signs of acute inflammation. This prospective study was conducted during the period of February 1998 to January 2000. One hundred children of age group 2–12 years were followed up at intervals of 1, 2, 4, 12 weeks, 6 months and 1 year postoperatively. We carried out the established techniques of myringotomies and grommet insertion (shepherd type) to detect and resolve SOM. We found that the URTI was a prime factor as the cause for SOM. Myringotomy and grommet insertion results in drying up of fluid and return of normal hearing status in SOM.

Key Words

Secretory otitis media myringotomy grommet insertion outcome 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vikas Sinha
    • 1
  • Bhavin H. Patel
    • 1
  • Sudipti Sinha
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ENT B J Medical CollegeCivil HospitalAhmedabadIndia

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