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Aggressive papillary tumor of the middle ear: A true entity or an endolymphatic sac neoplasm?

July 1, 2008  |  James R. Tysome, MA, MRCS, Jonny Harcourt, MA, FRCS, Manish C. Patel, FRCR, Ann Sandison, FRCPath, and Leslie Michaels, MD, FRCPath


Aggressive papillary tumors of the middle ear are rare, and their true origin is not clear. We describe the clinical, radiologic, genetic, and histopathologic features of a papillary epithelial tumor filling the middle ear of a 68-year-old woman. Imaging revealed no evidence of...


July 1, 2008  |  Marc K. Bassim, MD and Jose N. Fayad, MD

Acute suppurative otitis media

May 1, 2008  |  Eric P. Wilkinson, MD and Rick A. Friedman, MD, PhD

Aberrant ectatic internal carotid artery in the middle ear

April 1, 2008  |  Adnan Safdar, FRCS, Joseph P. Hughes, FRCS, and Rory McConn Walsh, FRCS


We report the case of a 34-year-old man with pulsatile tinnitus and a reddish mass in the anteroinferior quadrant of the middle ear. Physical examination and imaging were unable to establish a diagnosis, so an exploratory tympanotomy was performed. Exploration revealed the...

Spontaneous cerebrospinal fluid leak presenting as unilateral (left-sided) middle ear effusion

February 1, 2008  |  Kavadi T. Rajkumar, MBBS, DLO, Ahmed A. Orabi, FRCS, MSc, and Michael S. Timms, FRCS


Spontaneous leak of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) into the middle ear occurs rarely and can easily be missed, especially in adults. Although the presenting symptoms can be subtle, early suspicion and confirmatory imaging can establish the diagnosis. Most previously reported cases...

Migration of T-tubes to the middle ear

January 1, 2008  |  Thabet Abbarah, MD, FACS and M. Aiman Abbarah, MD


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