Middle ear effusions and myasthenia gravis

J Laryngol Otol. 1988 Feb;102(2):169-70. doi: 10.1017/s0022215100104414.


A case of ME effusion in a patient with MG is reported. The likely pathogenesis is of TVP muscle weakness causing Eustachian tube dysfunction. ME effusion should be suspected in a myasthenic complaining of sudden hearing loss. Tympanometry with measurement of the ME pressures and reflexes is a useful tool for assessing a myasthenic's response to treatment.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Female
  • Hearing Loss, Conductive / etiology
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Myasthenia Gravis / complications*
  • Otitis Media with Effusion / etiology*