Chronic Otitis Media, Cholesteatoma and Mastoiditis - Harvard Health - Persistent otits media adult
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- This is a middle ear infection that does not go away, or happens repeatedly, over months to years. The ear may drain (have liquid coming out of the ear canal). It can often be accompanied by a tympanic membrane perforation and hearing loss. Usually. Evaluation and management of chronic otitis media (COM) in adults are also discussed separately. (See "Chronic otitis media, cholesteatoma.