Incidence of otitis media with effusion in children with adenoid hypertrophy
Background and objectives: Otitis media with effusion is collection of fluid behind intact tympanic membrane. Otitis media with effusion usually coexists with the adenoid hypertrophy. The adenoid is a part of Waldeyer's ring; its basic function is thought to be antibody production. The aim is to identify the incidence of otitis media with effusion in children with adenoid hypertrophy.
Methods: A prospective descriptive cohort study had been employed at Rizgari Teaching Hospital/ Erbil from January 2008 to July 2008. Summation of total 120 Child aged 3-12 years old were being conducted in the survey. All patients subjected for history, local physical examination, Information's recorded on a specially designed Questionnaire and proper investigations were done including lateral X ray of post nasal space, and audiological examination.
Results: Among 120 patients age (3-12) years old with adenoid hypertrophy, 44 patients (36.7%) had OME, mean age was 6.5 years. Most common age group was (5-6) years (21) (47%).
Conclusion: Adenoid Hypertrophy (AH) can be relevant in the pathogenesis of otitis media with effusion (OME) due to its anatomic position.
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