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COMMENTS ON SADE'S. PATHOLOGY AND PATHOGENESIS OF SEROUS OTITIS MEDIA-Reply

COMMENTS ON SADE'S. PATHOLOGY AND PATHOGENESIS OF SEROUS OTITIS MEDIA-Reply Abstract To the Editor.—Dr. Paparella's letter to the Editor concerning my article entitled "Pathology and Pathogenesis of Serous Otitis Media" raises an important and interesting question. Basically, the question is how can we call "serous otitis media" a condition exhibiting mucus and mucus glands in the middle ear? Why don't we call it "mucus otitis media"? The answer might be that these names are probably not comprehensive, while both conditions are possibly two facets of the same disease. We see patients with similar histories showing either mucus or serous fluid in their ears. Before the ears are opened it is not always possible to determine what kind of fluid will be found. In our clinic the mucus forms are seen more frequently in children, the serous in adults, but it is not always the case. This point of view is also sustained from the studies conducted by Senturia et al References 1. Senturia, B.H.; Carr, C.H.; and Bauman, E.S.: Middle Ear Effusions: Causes and Treatment , Trans Amer Acad Ophthal 64:60-72, 1960. 2. Gessert, C.F.; Bauman, E.S.; and Senturia, B.H.: The Action of Enzymes on Human Middle Ear Effusions , Ann Otol 69:936-956, 1960. 3. Sade, J.; Carr, C.D.; and Senturia, B.H.: Middle Ear Effusions Produced Experimentally in Dogs , Ann Otol 68:1017-1028, 1959. 4. Gessert, C.F.; Bauman, E.S.; and Senturia, B.H.: Middle Ear Effusions Produced Experimentally in Dogs , Ann Otol 68:1028-1037, 1959. 5. Senturia, B.H.; Carr, C.D.; and Rosenblat, B.: Middle Ear Effusions Produced Experimentally in Dogs , Acta Otolaryng 54:383-392, 1962.Crossref 6. Sade, J.: Middle Ear Mucosa , Arch Otolaryng 84:137-143, 1966.Crossref http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Otolaryngology American Medical Association

COMMENTS ON SADE'S. PATHOLOGY AND PATHOGENESIS OF SEROUS OTITIS MEDIA-Reply

Archives of Otolaryngology , Volume 84 (6) – Dec 1, 1966

COMMENTS ON SADE'S. PATHOLOGY AND PATHOGENESIS OF SEROUS OTITIS MEDIA-Reply

Abstract

Abstract To the Editor.—Dr. Paparella's letter to the Editor concerning my article entitled "Pathology and Pathogenesis of Serous Otitis Media" raises an important and interesting question. Basically, the question is how can we call "serous otitis media" a condition exhibiting mucus and mucus glands in the middle ear? Why don't we call it "mucus otitis media"? The answer might be that these names are probably not comprehensive, while both...
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0003-9977
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10.1001/archotol.1966.00760030714020
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Abstract

Abstract To the Editor.—Dr. Paparella's letter to the Editor concerning my article entitled "Pathology and Pathogenesis of Serous Otitis Media" raises an important and interesting question. Basically, the question is how can we call "serous otitis media" a condition exhibiting mucus and mucus glands in the middle ear? Why don't we call it "mucus otitis media"? The answer might be that these names are probably not comprehensive, while both conditions are possibly two facets of the same disease. We see patients with similar histories showing either mucus or serous fluid in their ears. Before the ears are opened it is not always possible to determine what kind of fluid will be found. In our clinic the mucus forms are seen more frequently in children, the serous in adults, but it is not always the case. This point of view is also sustained from the studies conducted by Senturia et al References 1. Senturia, B.H.; Carr, C.H.; and Bauman, E.S.: Middle Ear Effusions: Causes and Treatment , Trans Amer Acad Ophthal 64:60-72, 1960. 2. Gessert, C.F.; Bauman, E.S.; and Senturia, B.H.: The Action of Enzymes on Human Middle Ear Effusions , Ann Otol 69:936-956, 1960. 3. Sade, J.; Carr, C.D.; and Senturia, B.H.: Middle Ear Effusions Produced Experimentally in Dogs , Ann Otol 68:1017-1028, 1959. 4. Gessert, C.F.; Bauman, E.S.; and Senturia, B.H.: Middle Ear Effusions Produced Experimentally in Dogs , Ann Otol 68:1028-1037, 1959. 5. Senturia, B.H.; Carr, C.D.; and Rosenblat, B.: Middle Ear Effusions Produced Experimentally in Dogs , Acta Otolaryng 54:383-392, 1962.Crossref 6. Sade, J.: Middle Ear Mucosa , Arch Otolaryng 84:137-143, 1966.Crossref

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Archives of OtolaryngologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Dec 1, 1966

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