Intratymanic Injection of Dexamethasone in the Management of Otitis Media with Effusion

Haitham El-Farargy, Saad El-Zayat
2017 International Journal of Advanced Scientific Research and Management   unpublished
Early treatment of otitis media with effusion is essential to prevent its serious complications especially speech delay. If medical treatment failed after 3 months, surgical intervention should be put in mind. Ventilation tube insertion in tympanic membrane is the most common surgical solution, but may be followed by complications. As a trial to decrease this complications, we added intratympanic dexamethasone injection once in the same operation. Our results showed decrease the complications
more » ... the complications of ventilation tube insertion , especially recurrence and tympanosclerosis, without recorded side effects. This encourages the use of intratympanic dexamethasone injection regularly with ventilation tube insertion in the management of OME.