Incidence of otitis media with effusion in children with adenoid hypertrophy

  • Farhad J. Khayat Department Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, College of Medicine, Hawler Medical University, Erbil, Iraq.
  • Lana Sh. Dabbagh Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Rizgary Teaching Hospital, Erbil, Iraq.
Keywords: Otitis media with effusion, adenoid hypertrophy, deafness


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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Khayat, F., & Dabbagh, L. (2018). Incidence of otitis media with effusion in children with adenoid hypertrophy. Zanco Journal of Medical Sciences (Zanco J Med Sci), 15(2), 57-63. Retrieved from
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