Monday, August 25, 2008

Otitis Media

Otitis media is an inflammation and/or infection of the middle ear. Acute otitis media [acute ear infection] occurs when there is bacterial or viral infection of the fluid of the middle ear, which causes production of fluid or pus. Chronic otitis media occurs when the eustachian tube becomes blocked repeatedly due to allergies, multiple infections, ear trauma, or swelling of the adenoids.

A solution, that is the most commonly performed of all surgical procedures in Canada and the U.S., is explained here.