The Rhinological Diagnosis in the Management of Otitis Media
When approaching to middle ear pathologies, clinician has not only to manage the audiological and auricular problems, but he necessarily has to consider the multiple and complex etiopathogenetic links that exist among the organs constituting the rhinopharyngotubal unit. According to our 20 years experience in the field of the Rhinology, and bearing in mind the emergent role of nasal allergy in the pathogenesis of otitis media, we suggest a three step diagnostic approach for the evaluation of the rhinopharyngotubal district in both adults and children.
KeywordsOtitis Medium Allergic Rhinitis Tubal Function Nasal Resistance Acoustic Rhinometry
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