PROFESSOR TONY WRIGHT, INSTITUTE OF LARYNGOLOGY & OTOLOGY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY PROFESSOR TONY WRIGHT, INSTITUTE OF LARYNGOLOGY & OTOLOGY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Acute viral otitis, otoscope view. This view shows inflammatory changes in the tympanic membrane (eardrum) secondary to a viral upper respiratory tract infection, with the suggestion of fluid in the middle ear. The surface of the tympanic membrane is dull and there are changes above the upper parts of the handle of the hammer (malleus) with swelling and erythema (reddening).
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