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Inflammation of the ear.

o·tit′ic (ō-tĭt′ĭk) adj.


(Medicine) relating to an inflammation of the ear
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The incidence amongst the cases screened was categorized based on etiological agents recovered from total otitic ears.
6,7) Most commonly, intracranial involvement presents as meningitis, however, abscess, lateral sinus thrombosis, and otitic hydrocephalous are all possible sequelae of uncontrolled disease.
Coexisting intracranial complications were present in 4 patients (57%), the most common of which were epidural abscess in 2 patients and otitic hydrocephalus in 2 (table 3).
5 Various intracranial complications of CSOM are meningitis, extra-dural abscess, sub-dural abscess, brain abscess, sigmoid sinus thrombosis, and otitic hydrocephalus.
In 1900, Henri Luc described it as a sub-periosteal temporal abscess of otitic origin without intraosseous suppuration and suggested the possible pathway of microorganism spread from middle ear submucosa by anatomical pathways especially via the superior meatus, incisura Rivinus and along the branches of deep auricular artery [7].
Other intracranial complications are brain and epidural abscesses, lateral sinus thrombosis and otitic hydrocephalus.
48% of of the cases had a well pneumatized mastoid air cell system in the otitic ears as compared to 84% of the cases had a well pneumatized mastoid air cell system in the non-otitic ears.
Most of the otitic affected dogs belonged to the 2 to 5 year old group, which agreed with another study [22], however other authors report a higher incidence in the 5 to 8 year old group [1, 9], the 6 to 8 year old group [20] and the 1 to 4 year old group [34]; these results suggesting that even if otitis externa generally affects older dogs, it may also affect younger ones.
Thorough clinical examination of ear was carried out through bacteriological culture examination of otitic exudates for isolation of bacteria.
Complications of CSOM are broadly classified into intratemporal (Coalescent mastoidoitis, facial nerve palsy, labyrinthitis and petrous apicitis) and intracranial complications (Meningitis, Extradural abscess, Subdural abscess, Brain abscess, Sigmoid sinus thrombosis and Otitic hydrocephalus).