Intracranial Complications of Otitis Media - The Menace of Discharging Ears in Children.

Authors

  • Saeed Khan ENT Department MTI Hayatabad Medical Complex Peshawar.
  • Adnan HMC
  • Khurshid Anwar ENT Department MTI Hayatabad Medical Complex Peshawar.
  • Allah Noor ENT Department MTI Hayatabad Medical Complex Peshawar
  • Muhammad Arif ENT Department MTI Hayatabad Medical Complex Peshawar.
  • Saira Nizam ENT Department MTI Hayatabad Medical Complex Peshawar

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.52206/jsmc.2022.12.4.608

Abstract

Background: In developing nations, otitis media is widespread among people of low socioeconomic backgrounds. Chronic otitis media is a potentially fatal condition due to its consequences. Gradualbone erosion in chronic otitis media leads to serious intracranial complication.
Objective: The objective of this study was to determine the frequency of intracranial complications of otitis media in children.
Material and Methods: This was a prospective, descriptive & cross-sectional study conducted at the Department of ENT -----from 1st October 2018 to 30th September 2019 on 120 patients to determine the frequency of intracranial complications of otitis media in children. Children with ages ranging from 1 to 14 years were included in the study. Patients with suspicion of intracranial complications were admitted to ward for management and investigated. The types of complications occurring were noted to determine their frequencies.
Results: A total of 120 children were included in the study. The male to female ratio was 3:2. Patients with age range of 3 and 5 years was the commonest group presenting with intracranial complications constituting 30.8% of all. Brain abscess was the commonest complication observed in 13(10.8%) of patients.
Conclusion: Intracranial complication of chronic otitis media is common clinical problem faced by ENT surgeon affecting children of 3 to 5 years age, predominantly brain abscess.
Keywords: Frequency, Intracranial Complications, Otitis Media, Children, Brain Abscess.

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Published

28-12-2022

How to Cite

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Saeed Khan, Adnan, Khurshid Anwar, Allah Noor, Muhammad Arif, Saira Nizam. Intracranial Complications of Otitis Media - The Menace of Discharging Ears in Children. J Saidu Med Coll Swat [Internet]. 2022 Dec. 28 [cited 2024 Jul. 12];12(4):179-83. Available from: https://jsmc.pk/index.php/jsmc/article/view/608

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