Silent otitis media: Clinical applications

Michael M. Paparella*, Marcos Goycoolea, Mokhtar Bassiouni, Steven Koutroupas

*Corresponding author for this work

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Silent (masked) otitis media refers to usually chronic pathological conditions behind an intact tympanic membrane which may be clinically “undetected” or “undetectable.” Correlations are described for pathological changes in temporal bones and clinical considerations for 4. silent otitis media associated with Hemophilus influenzae meningitis in infants, 2. silent otitis media — the continuum, 3. silent otitis media — sequence, and 4. chronic silent otitis media.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)978-985
Number of pages8
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 1986
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

© The American Laryngological, Rhinological & Otological Society, Inc.


  • Haemophilus influenzae
  • Human
  • Infant
  • Male
  • Meningitis
  • Haemophilus
  • Otitis Media
  • Support
  • U.S. Gov't
  • P.H.S.
  • Temporal Bone
  • Tympanic Membrane


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