Can acute otitis media lead to tympanic membrane perforation?

Acute suppurative otitis media is a type of acute otitis media, where the lesion is mainly located in the tympanic chamber. In the early stages, the mucous membrane of the tympanic chamber becomes congested and oedematous, the capillaries dilate, and red blood cells, for example, can leak out of the vessels to form a fluid collection in the tympanic chamber. When the fluid accumulates to a certain extent, the tympanic membrane becomes ischaemic due to pressure, which eventually leads to local rupture, perforation and outflow of pus.

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