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Iatrogenic external auditory canal cholesteatoma with mastoid erosion

November 8, 2018  |  Yen-Hui Lee, MD; Chih-Yu Hu, MD; Wen-Yu Chuang, MD; Kai-Chieh Chan, MD

Large, complicated iatrogenic EAC cholesteatomas usually require surgical management, with the selected technique generally based on the extent of disease and the surgeon's preference.

Bilateral spontaneous temporomandibular joint herniation: A case report and literature review

September 27, 2018  |  Daniel C. O'Brien, MD, MAS; Kaylee R. Purpura, MD; Adam M. Cassis, MD

Abstract

In this article we report the case of a 41-year-old man with bilateral aural fullness and hearing loss. On examination he was found to have bilateral, dehiscent anterior canal walls with herniation of the mandibular condyle. This herniation partially obstructed the canals and...

Iatrogenic skull base cholesteatoma

August 18, 2018  |  Renuka K. Reddy, BS; Kristen A. Echanique, BS; Robert W. Jyung, MD

Iatrogenic skull base cholesteatomais a rare consequence of canal-wall-up mastoidectomy, and it can be difficult to visualize otoscopically, contributing to a delayed diagnosis.

Iatrogenic external auditory canal stenosis induced by silver nitrate

April 30, 2018  |  Samantha J. Mikals, MD; Zhen Huang, MD, MBA; Brian K. Reilly, MD, FACS, FAAP; Ashkan Monfared, MD

Further scientific study is needed on silver nitrate's effect on the tissues of the ear canal and mastoid bone to determine the extent of the inflammation caused by the foreign body reaction.

Simultaneous binaural bithermal caloric testing: Clinical value

January 25, 2017  |  Robert T. Sataloff, MD, DMA, FACS; Meghan L. Pavlick, AuD, FAAA; James (Drew) McCaffrey, MD; John M. Davis, MD; Shannon M. Stewart, AudD

Abstract

The aim of this retrospective review was to determine the clinical value of simultaneous binaural bithermal caloric testing (SBT) versus alternate binaural bithermal caloric testing (ABB) in the setting of a tertiary care neurotology clinic. Charts of 131 adults who had...

An unusual cause of tinnitus

September 19, 2016  |  Po-Jun Chen, MD; Hsin-Chien Chen, MD, PhD

Live insects found in the outer ear canal should be immobilized or killed before removal.

Case of a tick as an unusual animate aural foreign body

June 14, 2016  |  Chao-Hsun Huang, MD; Min-Tsan Shu, MD

The risk of acquiring a tick foreign body in the external auditory canal is generally related to geographic and climatic factors, such as warmer months and areas with forests, high grass, and leaf litter.

External auditory canal stenting with nonlatex glove and Gelfoam

February 24, 2016  |  Judy C. Pan, MD; Tucker M. Harris, MD

Abstract

External auditory canal stenosis, although uncommon, is a condition that is sometimes encountered by otolaryngologists. This condition has been shown to result from inflammatory changes that may be incited by many different causes. Various methods of stenting the canal open...

Langerhans cell histiocytosis involving the external auditory canal: An unusual ear tumor

October 31, 2015  |  Kang-Wei Fan, MD; Cheng-Chien Yang, MD; Chia-I Chou, MD; Min-Tsan Shu, MD

Langerhans cell histiocytosis has an unpredictable natural history, which ranges from rapidly fatal progressive disease to spontaneous resolution.

Internal auditory canal osteoma: Case report and review of the literature

June 5, 2015  |  Sharon Ovnat Tamir, MD; Francoise Cyna-Gorse, MD; Olivier Sterkers, MD

Abstract

We report a case of internal auditory canal osteoma and discuss this entity's etiology, natural history, and treatment options. The internal auditory canal osteoma is a rare entity with only a few reports published in the medical literature. Its diagnosis is based on two...

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.

Chronic discharging ear and multiple cranial nerve pareses: A sinister liaison

April 28, 2015  |  Mainak Dutta, MS; Dipankar Mukherjee, MS; Subrata Mukhopadhyay, MS

SCC of the temporal bone might well represent the extreme of the “inflammation-metaplasia-dysplasia-carcinoma” sequence, with chronic otitis media representing the inflammation.

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