Here is a quick mnemonic/memory aid “OTITIS MEDIA to remember about the Complications of Otitis Media

OOsteomyelitis: Infection can spread to the temporal bone, leading to bone inflammation.

TThrombosis: Mastoid vein thrombosis can occur, posing a risk for intracranial complications.

IIntracranial Abscess: Infection may extend to the brain, causing abscess formation.

TTympanosclerosis: Calcium deposits in the tympanic membrane due to chronic inflammation.

IImpaired Hearing: Persistent fluid and inflammation can lead to hearing loss.

SSpeech Delay: Prolonged hearing impairment in children may affect speech development.

MMeningitis: Infection can spread to the meninges, causing inflammation.

EEardrum Perforation: Chronic pressure can lead to a rupture in the tympanic membrane.

DDizziness and Balance Issues: Inner ear involvement may result in vertigo and imbalance.

IIntratemporal Facial Nerve Paralysis: Facial nerve can be affected due to proximity, causing facial weakness.

AAdhesive Otitis Media: Persistent inflammation may lead to the adhesion of ossicles, impacting hearing.

Dr. Arin Nandi

Passionate About Medical Science & Helping Future Doctors Achieve Top Ranks In Medical Exams. He is professionally a dentist as well as a public health expert from JIPMER (1), (2)working in health department