Otitis externa and media

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Otitis externa and media

  1. 1. <ul><li>DISEASES </li></ul><ul><li>of the </li></ul><ul><li>EAR - I </li></ul>
  2. 2. FURUNCULOSIS <ul><li>This is an infection of the hair follicle and so can occur only in the skin of the outer part of the meatus </li></ul><ul><li>Acute pain that may spread up the side of the head into the jaw, or down the neck as far as the shoulder. </li></ul><ul><li>There is swelling of the parts around the ear . </li></ul><ul><li>Tenderness on pressure is marked </li></ul>
  3. 3. OTITIS EXTERNA <ul><li>This is a generalized infection involving as a rule the whole skin of the external canal </li></ul><ul><li>Aetiology. </li></ul><ul><li>hot, humid climate ('Singapore ear'); </li></ul><ul><li>all irritants which induces scratching of the ears (dust); </li></ul><ul><li>a tendency to eczema; </li></ul><ul><li>sensitization to certain antibiotic drops. </li></ul>
  4. 4. OTITIS EXTERNA <ul><li>The meatus is acutely inflamed, tender and weeping freely. </li></ul><ul><li>It is extremely painful to handle and nothing can be seen of the interior of the canal without causing the patient acute pain. </li></ul>
  5. 5. OTITIS EXTERNA <ul><li>Pain, located in the ear itself ; </li></ul><ul><li>Purulent discharges ; </li></ul><ul><li>Slight hearing loss ; </li></ul><ul><li>Usually temperature is normal. </li></ul>
  6. 6. OTITIS EXTERNA
  7. 7. WAX IN THE EAR <ul><li>Wax in the ear is secreted by glands situated in the skin of the ear. Sometimes excessive wax may be formed, as a result of which it collects in the ear. Normally, wax is produced only in a moderate amount and is usually extruded by the movement of chewing. </li></ul><ul><li>The main symptom is hearing loss. </li></ul>
  8. 8. WAX IN THE EAR <ul><li>Wax can be removed safely, by the careful use of a wax curette or by the more usual method of syringing. </li></ul><ul><li>Nota bene! You mustn’t syringe the wax if patient has dry perforation of the eardrum </li></ul>
  9. 9. Acute otitis media <ul><li>The middle ear : </li></ul><ul><li>The tympanum </li></ul><ul><li>The Eustachian tube </li></ul><ul><li>The mastoid cells </li></ul>
  10. 10. Pathways of infection Throw the Eustachian tube
  11. 11. Pathways of infection Infection may be diffuse (influenza, measles, scarlett fever) From ear channel ( only in case of pre-existing eardrum perforation ) Measles
  12. 12. The great frequency of otitis in children <ul><li>explained by: </li></ul><ul><li>their short and wide auditory tube . </li></ul><ul><li>recumbent position of the body in newborns (in this case infection from nasopharynx can easy enter to the tube and further to the tympanum) </li></ul><ul><li>presence of a myxoid tissue in the middle ear. </li></ul>
  13. 13. The 1-st step is the closing of the Eustachian tube The pressure inside is negative exudates The pressure inside is positive Symptoms: Pain Rise in temperature The eardrum becomes red and bulge and finally - perforated
  14. 15. Three clinically distinguished periods <ul><li>Before perforation </li></ul><ul><li>Purulent discharge </li></ul><ul><li>Period of restoration </li></ul>
  15. 16. The period before perforation <ul><li>Symptoms : </li></ul><ul><li>Pain, located in the ear itself !!! </li></ul><ul><li>Hearing loss </li></ul><ul><li>Rise in temperature </li></ul>
  16. 17. The period before perforation
  17. 18. The period before perforation <ul><li>There is no discharge in the ear channel. </li></ul><ul><li>The eardrum has no perforation . </li></ul><ul><li>The eardrum becomes hyperemic with vessels injections in earlier stage. </li></ul><ul><li>The light reflex disappears , the landmarks of eardrum become invisible. </li></ul><ul><li>The eardrum begins to bulge and finally becomes perforated. </li></ul>
  18. 19. The period of purulent discharge
  19. 20. The period of purulent discharge <ul><li>Symptoms : </li></ul><ul><li>No Pain ! </li></ul><ul><li>Hearing loss (but with slight signs of improvement) </li></ul><ul><li>No fever! </li></ul><ul><li>Purulent discharge from the ear </li></ul><ul><li>Perforation of the eardrum </li></ul>
  20. 21. The purulent discharge period <ul><li>The meatus is full of discharge and if this is mopped away the discharge may be seen coming from the perforation. Pulsation of discharge is present and is synchronous with the pulse </li></ul>
  21. 22. TREATMENT <ul><li>Conservative </li></ul><ul><li>Surgical </li></ul>
  22. 23. Conservative treatment <ul><li>Antibiotics ( N.B.! – not use antibiotics of the aminoglycoside group !) </li></ul><ul><li>Nasal decongestants for the improving of the tube functions </li></ul><ul><li>Antihistamines and antiinflammatory drugs </li></ul><ul><li>Ear drops </li></ul>
  23. 24. Ear drops <ul><li>During the first period : </li></ul><ul><li>Spirit ear drops ( spirit boric acid, aurisanum ) </li></ul><ul><li>During the second period : </li></ul><ul><li>Water ear drops which contain antibiotics, steroids (О t о f а) </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t use ear drops with antibiotics of the aminoglycoside group ! ( sofradex , garazonum ) </li></ul>
  24. 25. Myringotomy (tympanotomy, tympanostomy) <ul><li>This is the incision of the eardrum . </li></ul><ul><li>It is performed in the end of the first period in case of : </li></ul><ul><li>Severe ear pain </li></ul><ul><li>High temperature </li></ul><ul><li>High intoxication </li></ul><ul><li>Threat of development of the intracranial complications </li></ul>
  25. 26. Myringotomy (tympanotomy)
  26. 27. Tympanotomy
  27. 28. Tympanotomy
  28. 29. Tympanostomy
  29. 30. Surgical treatment <ul><li>The operation is called antromastoidotomy . </li></ul><ul><li>It is performed in case of complications </li></ul>
  30. 31. The characteristic properties of the acute otitis media in newborn <ul><li>The signs of meningism may be present. </li></ul><ul><li>The main symptoms of the disease may be fever and parenteral diarrhea </li></ul>
  31. 32. The outcomes of acute otitis media <ul><li>Full recovery of hearing; </li></ul><ul><li>Dry ear perforation; </li></ul><ul><li>Development of mucuous otitis; </li></ul><ul><li>Development of chronic purulent otitis </li></ul>

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