Otitis media with effusion in Adult
OME is most prevalent in young children.
Symptoms – Increased hearing loss (especially higher frequencies), feeling of moisture in ear, tinnitus. Ear pain is not usually present but may occur during rapid pressure changes.
Signs – Early on, clear fluid with possible bubbles seen behind the tympanic membrane. Over time the tympanic membrane develops a duller appearance.
Predisposing medical history – Recurrent episodes or recent episode of acute otitis media.
H65.90 – Unspecified nonsuppurative otitis media, unspecified ear
27049007 – Acute otitis media with effusion
78868004 – Chronic mucoid otitis media
Differential Diagnosis & Pitfalls