Latest Articles by Dr. Mehrdad (Mike) Ghaliai

Added: September 22, 2015

Part 1
        Signs, symptoms, clinical examination findings and etiology of the various types of otitis.
         Otitis means inflammation of the ear. To discuss the different types of  otitis or inflammations of the ear, I start with a basic anatomy of the ear.  The ear is divided into three parts; external, middle and internal ear. The external ear is divided into the auricle and the external auditory meatus which is continuous with the tympanic membrane. The tympanic membrane is divided into the pars flaccida, the superior aspect, and pars tensa, the remaining portion of the membrane. The middle ear or tympanic cavity is essentially the tympanic membrane and three openings. There is a round and an oval opening, which provide for the communication with the inner ear and the last opening is the Eustachian tube (ET), which provides for a mechanism to drain into the Para nasal sinuses. :..... (Read more)