Otoscopy


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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Otoscopy

 

examination of the external auditory meatus and tympanic membrane for the purpose of diagnosing diseases or performing operations under direct visual control. Otoscopy uses a light source, a frontal mirror (which acts as a reflector), and a set of aural specula. A biconvex magnifying lens is used for more detailed otoscopy.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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(NWP = North West Province; GP = Gauteng Province.) Otoscopy Behavioural Medical Medical responses records record through reviewed reviewed noise makers on at indication immunisations of or milestone auditory review problem NWP NO (0=15) 6.7 80 13.3 26.7 NWP YES (0=15) 93.3 20 86.7 73.3 GP NO 0=15) 6.7 60 33 46.7 GP YES (0=15) 93.3 40 67 53.3 Fig.
Identification of middle ear effusion by aural acoustic admittance and otoscopy. Ear earing 1994;15(4):31023.
However, those patients who are too ill or too young to respond should undergo only objective testing, such as otoscopy, tympanometry, acoustic reflexes, and DPOAEs or ABRs [73].
At outpatient department, otoscopy showed that the right tube had remained in place for 2 years, whereas the left tube had spontaneously extruded again with fluid collected behind an intact eardrum.
Promoting diagnostic accuracy in general practitioner management of otitis media in children: findings from a multimodal, interactive workshop on tympanometry and pneumatic otoscopy. Qual Prim Care.
A study conducted at the Holy Family Hospital by Tallat Najeeb and colleagues using otoscopy and tympanometry found OME in 7% of the 563 children examined.12 Another study was conducted by Tallat Jabeen and colleagues in the twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad involving 600 children in different schools.
In conclusion, in case of ear bleeding a differential diagnosis should include the existence of a tick on the tympanic membrane, and the accurate diagnosis is given with careful direct otoscopy and otomicroscopy.
The AFHCAN system enables video otoscopy, audiometry, tympanometry, hearing aid clearance, and follow-up to surgery at remote clinics throughout rural Alaska.
Otoscopy confirmed a ruptured tympanic membrane, and a brainstem auditory evoked response test confirmed loss of hearing in the affected ear.
These examiners almost always use pneumatic otoscopy (a tool that pushes air in and out of the ear canal to more accurately test for ear disease) or an otomicroscope (allowing for three dimensional ear exams).
A 2-year prospective study of 2- to 6-year-old preschoolers revealed that MEE, diagnosed via monthly otoscopy and tympanometry, occurred at least once in 53% of the children in the first year and in 61% of the children in the second year.
A new, more stringent definition of acute odds media that focuses on tympanic membrane appearance on otoscopy and downplays the diagnostic role of symptoms highlighted the new acute otitis media diagnosis and management guidelines released by the American Academy of Pediatrics on Feb.