Key Points: Otitis media represents failure of eustachian tube function. Patent tubes effectively address eustachian tube dysfunction. Most common indications are recurrent acute otitis media and chronic otitis media with effusion. Common complications are otorrhea, tympanic membrane perforation, and foreign body reaction.
- Acute otitis media
- Chronic otitis media with effusion
- Eustachian tube
- Tympanostomy tubes
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