OM Associated Perforation

Etiology

  • Trauma, complication of OM→ strep, h flu, moraxella

Symptoms

  • Pain may lessen after perf, discharge, decrease in hearing on affected side, can taste liquid dripping down throat if use topical ear drops, can hear air moving thru perf if pinch nose & valsalva

Physical Exam Findings

  • Perforation of TM