Acute otomastoiditis

Case contributed by Dr Steve Lau

Presentation

Acute right ear pain associated with fever and tachycardia.

Patient Data

Age: 30
Gender: Male
CT

Petrous temporal bones

CT of the brain demonstrates right middle ear effusion with some minute gas locules likely percolating through effusion via pharyngotympanic tube. The opacification extends to the mastoid air cells with no evidence of bony destruction. (Take note that inferior tip right mastoid process has not been imaged). 

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Case information

rID: 28276
Case created: 18th Mar 2014
Last edited: 14th Mar 2016
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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