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EXACT DIAGNOSIS OF OTITIS MEDIA

EXACT DIAGNOSIS OF OTITIS MEDIA Abstract It is generally agreed that surgical incision of the tympanic membrane does no harm and a "dry tap" is more excusable than failure to provide drainage as soon as needed, but pride in diagnostic skill is always embarrassed by fruitless myringotomy and sometimes the ear starts discharging one or more days after incision, a complication suggesting that the insult to continuity of tissues and their circulation may have led to suppuration otherwise avoidable. Moreover, the sulfonamide compounds today offer a fairly rapidly effective and specific agent with which to combat the common invaders of the tympanic cavity and to abort infections which have not reached a stage requiring drainage. Semenov,1 Fowler,2 Fenton,3 Lierle and Potter4 and Polvogt and Bordley5 have clearly demonstrated that inflammation in the middle ear differs no whit from that in the same types of tissue elsewhere and that it passes through the same stages. The stages References 1. Semenov, H.: Some Observations on Histopathology of Inflammation in Eustachian Tube and Middle Ear , Tr. Am. Laryng., Rhin. & Otol. Soc. 42:563, 1936. 2. Fowler, E. P., Jr.: Pathology of Otitis Media , in Medicine of the Ear , New York, Thos. Nelson & Sons, 1939, chap. 5. 3. Fenton, R. A.: The Presence of Phagocytic Cells (Histiocytes) in Aural Mucosa , Ann. Otol., Rhin. & Laryng. 41:393, 1932. 4. Lierle, D. M., and Potter, J. J.: Physiology and Histopathology of the Middle Ear , Ann. Otol., Rhin. & Laryng. 50:235, 1941. 5. Polvogt, L. M., and Bordley, J. E.: Pathologic Changes in the Middle Ear of Patients with Normal Hearing and of Patients with a Conduction Type of Deafness , Ann. Otol., Rhin. & Laryng. 45:760, 1941. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Otolaryngology American Medical Association

EXACT DIAGNOSIS OF OTITIS MEDIA

Archives of Otolaryngology , Volume 37 (6) – Jun 1, 1943

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American Medical Association
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Copyright © 1943 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
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0003-9977
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10.1001/archotol.1943.00670030825007
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Abstract

Abstract It is generally agreed that surgical incision of the tympanic membrane does no harm and a "dry tap" is more excusable than failure to provide drainage as soon as needed, but pride in diagnostic skill is always embarrassed by fruitless myringotomy and sometimes the ear starts discharging one or more days after incision, a complication suggesting that the insult to continuity of tissues and their circulation may have led to suppuration otherwise avoidable. Moreover, the sulfonamide compounds today offer a fairly rapidly effective and specific agent with which to combat the common invaders of the tympanic cavity and to abort infections which have not reached a stage requiring drainage. Semenov,1 Fowler,2 Fenton,3 Lierle and Potter4 and Polvogt and Bordley5 have clearly demonstrated that inflammation in the middle ear differs no whit from that in the same types of tissue elsewhere and that it passes through the same stages. The stages References 1. Semenov, H.: Some Observations on Histopathology of Inflammation in Eustachian Tube and Middle Ear , Tr. Am. Laryng., Rhin. & Otol. Soc. 42:563, 1936. 2. Fowler, E. P., Jr.: Pathology of Otitis Media , in Medicine of the Ear , New York, Thos. Nelson & Sons, 1939, chap. 5. 3. Fenton, R. A.: The Presence of Phagocytic Cells (Histiocytes) in Aural Mucosa , Ann. Otol., Rhin. & Laryng. 41:393, 1932. 4. Lierle, D. M., and Potter, J. J.: Physiology and Histopathology of the Middle Ear , Ann. Otol., Rhin. & Laryng. 50:235, 1941. 5. Polvogt, L. M., and Bordley, J. E.: Pathologic Changes in the Middle Ear of Patients with Normal Hearing and of Patients with a Conduction Type of Deafness , Ann. Otol., Rhin. & Laryng. 45:760, 1941.

Journal

Archives of OtolaryngologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jun 1, 1943

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