Affordable Access

Publisher Website

Tympanometry in discrimination of otoscopic diagnoses in young ambulatory children.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
1532-0987
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication Date
Volume
31
Issue
10
Pages
1003–1006
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1097/INF.0b013e31825cac94
PMID: 22592519
Source
Medline

Abstract

Tympanometry is not a useful tool in detecting specific otoscopic diagnoses because it cannot distinguish between otitis media with effusion and acute otitis media. However, among outpatients all peaked tympanograms suggest a healthy middle ear and a flat tympanogram is useful in detecting any middle ear effusion. Thus, tympanometry can be used as an adjunctive tool, but accurate diagnosis requires careful pneumatic otoscopy.

There are no comments yet on this publication. Be the first to share your thoughts.

Statistics

Seen <100 times
0 Comments