Skip to content Skip to navigation

Middle Ear

Recurrent post-tympanostomy tube otorrhea secondary to aerobic endospore-forming bacilli: A case report and brief literature review

February 25, 2013  |  James J. Jaber, MD, PhD; Matthew L. Kircher, MD; Eric Thorpe, MD; Ryan G. Porter Sr., MD; John P. Leonetti, MD; Sam J. Marzo, MD

Abstract

We report a unique case in which a 57-year-old man with an 8-year history of late recurrent post-tympanostomy tube otorrhea (PTTO) was found to harbor Bacillus subtilis, an aerobic endospore-forming bacillus that is typically resistant to chemical and physical agents...

Absent stapedial reflex: Otosclerosis or middle ear tumor?

February 25, 2013  |  Deb Biswas, FRCS-ORL, MS-ORL, MRCS, DOHNS; Ranjit K. Mal, FRCS

Abstract

We present an unusual case in which a patient diagnosed as having otosclerosis on the basis of clinical and audiologic findings actually had a middle ear facial nerve schwannoma. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first reported case in English literature in which a...

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...

Complicated coexisting pyogenic and tuberculous otitis media affecting the temporozygomatic, infratemporal, and parotid areas: Report of a rare entity

January 24, 2013  |  Tripti Brar, MBBS, MS, DNB; Sumit Mrig, MBBS, MS, DNB; J.C. Passey, MS; A.K. Agarwal, MS; Shayma Jain, MD

Abstract

We report an unusual case in which a 28-year-old woman presented with a long-standing history of ear discharge, hearing loss, facial weakness with ipsilateral facial swelling and cellulitis, a postauricular fistula, and an abscess of the temporozygomatic, infratemporal, and...

Tympanomastoidectomy with otoendoscopy

December 31, 2012  |  Ryan M. Rehl, MD; Sepehr Oliaei, MD; Kasra Ziai, MD; Hossein Mahboubi, MD, MPH; Hamid R. Djalilian, MD

Abstract

A cadaveric study was performed to test the hypothesis that intact-canal-wall mastoidectomy (ICWM) with otoendoscopy allows for equal or better visualization of the middle ear cavity structures when compared with canal-wall-down mastoidectomy (CWDM) with microscopy. Ten...

Middle ear atelectasis

November 1, 2012  |  Min-Tsan Shu, MD; Kang-Chao Wu, MD; Yu-Chun Chen, MD

Tympanic membrane retraction caused by long-term eustachian tube dysfunction may lead to erosion of the ossicles and cholesteatoma.

Otic polyp

November 1, 2012  |  Lester D.R. Thompson, MD

An uncommon entity, otic polyp arises in response to a long-standing inflammatory or infectious process of the middle ear, most often in young boys.

Cholesterol granuloma

October 8, 2012  |  Joseph A. Ursick, MD; Derald E. Brackmann, MD

 Cholesterol granulomas can cause bony expansion and typically become symptomatic when they encroach upon adjacent cranial nerves.

Complications of chronic suppurative otitis media: A left otogenic brain abscess and a right mastoid fistula

October 4, 2012  |  Yok Kuan Chew, MS; Jack Pein Cheong, MBBS; Abdullah Khir, MS; Sushil Brito-Mutunayagam, MS; Narayanan Prepageran, FRCS

Abstract

Otogenic brain abscess and postauricular fistula are complications of chronic suppurative otitis media. We describe a rare case of bilateral chronic suppurative otitis media that caused a left temporal lobe abscess and a right mastoid fistula.

Interhemispheric subdural abscess: A rare complication of atticoantral ear disease

August 10, 2012  |  Borlingegowda Viswanatha, MS, DLO

Abstract

A 14-year-old girl who had been experiencing ear discharge for the previous 3 years was referred to a tertiary care center for management of a 3-day history of severe headache and vomiting. Otolaryngologic examination revealed the presence of an atticoantral...

Topical mitomycin C application before myringotomy and ventilation tube insertion: Does it affect the final outcome?

August 10, 2012  |  Ahmed Hesham, MD; Ayman Hussien, MD; Ahmed Hussein, MD

Abstract

Previous animal studies have shown that the topical application of mitomycin C is safe and effective in prolonging the patency of myringotomy openings in ears that have not received a ventilation tube. We conducted a randomized, controlled study in humans to...

Recurrent pre-B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia in the middle ear: A form of granulocytic sarcoma

July 5, 2012  |  David Manning, MD; Enrique Palacios, MD, FACR; Harold Neitzschman, MD, FACR

Leukemia of the middle ear easily can be misidentified as acute otitis media or Bell palsy. It occurs most often in children 2 to 5 years of age and in the elderly population.

Pages

Subscribe to Middle Ear