Silent Secretory Otitis Media in Cases with Adenoid Hypertrophy
Objective: to determine the cases brought to the Otolaryngology Department with adenoidal hyperplasia.
Study Design: Cross-sectional study.
Place and Duration of Study: ENT Department, Combined Military Hospital, Multan Pakistan from Jan to May 2022.
Methodology: The study was conducted on children of age more than 2.5 years having adenoid hypertrophy that was confirmed by an X-Ray lateral view of the nasopharynx for adenoids. Their tympanogram was obtained.
Results: The study showed that 2(2%) cases had a Type-B curve in a single ear, and 14(14.3%) had a Type-B curve in both ears.PTA was normal in 32(32.7%) cases. Up to 25 decibels (dB) of hearing loss was seen in 6(6.1%) cases. In 8(8.2%) cases, hearing loss, was more than 25Db.
Conclusion: The tympanometry test is an objective test which is very easy to carry out and can very easily detect patients having glued ears which can be managed, and possible complications of the disease can be avoided.