If middle-ear suppuration be present operation is generally advisable.
An aural discharge is, however, most commonly of middle-ear origin.
Provided asepsis is maintained, the middle-ear inflammation usually subsides rapidly with healing of the membrane.
(i) As the result of middle-ear suppuration the malleus and incus may become exfoliated.
Granulations and polypi usually indicate the presence of middle-ear suppuration.
Provided there is no middle-ear suppuration, a foreign body left in the ear will very rarely cause any immediate harm.
In such cases, if there be no middle-ear suppuration, it is wiser to leave the condition alone.
middle ear n.
The space located between the eardrum and the inner ear that contains the three auditory ossicles, which convey vibrations through the oval window to the cochlea. Also called tympanic cavity, tympanum.
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The part of the ear in most mammals that contains the eardrum (tympanic membrane) and the three ossicles (malleus, incus, and stapes) which transmit sound vibrations from the eardrum to the inner ear. See more at ear1.