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Can vinegar be used in treating Pseudomonas ear infections in a patient with a perforated eardrum?

August 27, 2015  |  Muhamed Aslam Khan, MS, MRCSEd; Nazneen Khan, MBBS, DGO, DRCOG

Abstract

Chronic Pseudomonas ear infections are difficult to treat, particularly in immunodeficient patients. Vinegar therapy is a time-tested measure for the treatment of these infections. It is inexpensive, simple, easy to administer, and very effective. However, some...

Malignant otitis externa

April 28, 2015  |  Christina H. Fang, BS; James Sun, BS; Robert W. Jyung, MD

The advent of anti-pseudomonal antibiotics has significantly reduced the mortality of malignant otitis externa.

Is there a relationship between myeloperoxidase activity and conductive hearing loss in chronic otitis media complicated by cholesteatoma?

April 28, 2015  |  Ozlem Celebi Erdivanli, MD; Arif Sanli, MD

Abstract

We conducted a prospective, controlled study of patients with chronic otitis media and cholesteatoma (1) to examine the expression of myeloperoxidase (MPO) using immunohistochemical staining techniques and (2) to investigate the relationship between MPO activity and the degree...

Septic arthritis of the temporomandibular joint caused by Aspergillus flavus infection as a complication of otitis externa

March 2, 2015  |  Lalee Varghese, MS, DLO, DNB; Rabin Chacko, MDS, FDS, FCPS; George M. Varghese, MD, DNB, DTMH; Anand Job, MS, DLO, MNAMS

Abstract

Septic arthritis of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is a very rare complication of otitis externa that can lead to ankylosis and destruction of the joint. We report the case of a 74-year-old man who developed aspergillosis of the TMJ following otitis externa. To the best of...

Fungal otitis externa as a cause of tympanic membrane perforation: A case series

August 28, 2014  |  James Eingun Song, MD; Thomas J. Haberkamp, MD; Riddhi Patel, MD; Miriam I. Redleaf, MD

Abstract

We describe a series of 11 patients-8 men and 3 women, aged 18 to 70 years (mean: 46.0)-who had fungal otitis externa that had been complicated by a tympanic membrane perforation. These patients had been referred to us for evaluation of chronic, mostly treatment-refractory...

Evidence-based update on tympanostomy tube placement for otitis media in children

July 14, 2014  |  Jeffrey Cheng, MD; Lisa Elden, MD

Controversy has grown over the indications, timing, and efficacy of tympanostomy tube placement compared with watchful waiting.

Modified radical mastoidectomy and its complications-12 years' experience

May 8, 2014  |  Sardar U. Khan, DLO, FCPS, FRCS(Ire); Rajesh K. Tewary, MS, FRCS(Ed); Timothy J. O'Sullivan, FRCS(Canada)

Abstract

To find the incidence of complications of modified radical mastoidectomy and to evaluate different parameters that play a role in their causation, we conducted a retrospective study spanning a period of 12 years. Included were 210 patients who underwent primary modified radical...

Eosinophilic otitis media

February 12, 2014  |  Alejandro Vazquez, MD; Danielle M. Blake, BA; and Robert W. Jyung, MD

Eosinophilic otitis media is refractory to conventional therapy for otitis media and may lead to severe hearing impairment if not recognized promptly.

A case of direct intracranial extension of tuberculous otitis media

February 12, 2014  |  Dong-Kee Kim, MD; Shi-Nae Park, MD, PhD; Kyung-Ho Park, MD, PhD; and Sang Won Yeo, MD, PhD

Abstract

We describe a very rare case of tuberculous otitis media (TOM) with direct intracranial extension. The patient was a 55-year-old man who presented to our ENT clinic for evaluation of severe headaches and right-sided otorrhea. A biopsy of granulation tissue obtained from the...

Cicatricial external auditory canal stenosis caused by ectodermal dysplasia: Rapp-Hodgkin syndrome

June 12, 2013  |  Amanda B. Sosulski, MD and James D. Hayes, MD

Abstract

We present a case of recurrent cicatricial stenosis of the external ear canals caused by ectodermal dysplasia, specifically Rapp-Hodgkin syndrome, in a 45-year-old woman. No form of medical or surgical management has produced durable patency of the patient's ear canals, and her...

Evolution of acute otitis media

April 18, 2013  |  Joseph A. Ursick, MD; Jose N. Fayad, MD

Treatment for acute otitis media (AOM) ranges from watchful waiting to myringotomy with or without tube placement.

Nontuberculous mycobacterial otomastoiditis: A case report

January 24, 2013  |  Li-Tai Tsai, MD; Ching-Yuan Wang, MD; Chia-Der Lin, MD; Ming-Hsui Tsai, MD

Abstract

Nontuberculous mycobacterial otomastoiditis is rare and can be easily confused with various different forms of otitis media. We describe the case of a 50-year-old woman who presented with left-sided chronic otitis media that had persisted for more than 1 year. It was not...

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