Otitis media with effusion in Southwestern Region of Saudi Arabia

  • Ali Maeed S Al-Shehri Associate Professor & Consultant of E.N.T, Surgery Department, College of Medicine, King Khalid University, Abha
  • Fach Arzt Ahmad Neklawi Muhayel Private Hospital
  • Ayed A Shati Muhayel Private Hospital
  • Ali M Alsuheel Muhayel Private Hospital
  • Saleh M Al-Qahtani Muhayel Private Hospital
  • Muhammad Rafique Muhayel Private Hospital
Keywords: Otitis media with effusion, myringotomy and grommet insertion, hearing loss


Aim of Study: To determine effectiveness of myringotomy and grommet insertion (MGI) for patients with otitis media with effusion (OME), who failed medical treatment.

Methods: A retrospective study was done on 86 patients who underwent MGI for OME between 2005 to 2010.

Result: Age of patients ranged from 1 to 12 years, most of them (72%) were less than 6 years old. In children with OME, hearing and academic performance improved after grommet insertion.

Conclusion: OME is mainly a disease of preschool age. The leading presenting complaint is hearing loss. MGI is important to be done if medical treatment failed. Hearing threshold improves significantly postoperatively.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3329/bjo.v19i1.14861

Bangladesh J Otorhinolaryngol 2013; 19(1): 36-40


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Al-Shehri, A., Neklawi, F., Shati, A., Alsuheel, A., Al-Qahtani, S., & Rafique, M. (2013). Otitis media with effusion in Southwestern Region of Saudi Arabia. Bangladesh Journal of Otorhinolaryngology, 19(1), 36-40. https://doi.org/10.3329/bjo.v19i1.14861
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