Bilateral hemotympanum secondary to septoplasty

September 7, 2012
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Otoscopic Clinic

Hemotympanum can be caused by temporal bone fractures, barotrauma, administration of anticoagulants, hematologic disorders, and chronic otitis media secondary to the formation of granulation tissue or a cholesterol granuloma. It can also occur secondary to nasal packing or spontaneous epistaxis, as well as eustachian tube dysfunction.

     A 40-year-old man with a long history of chronic nasal obstruction was referred to our hospital. The obstruction had been caused when he sustained nasal trauma 5 years earlier. In addition to breathing difficulty, the obstruction had caused sleep disturbance. The patient had frequently taken medications for relief of the obstruction, but he did not improve.

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CitationEar Nose Throat J. 2012 September;91(9):350-354