Acute otomastoiditis

Case contributed by Dr Dalia Ibrahim


Ear pain gradually worsening since one month.

Patient Data

Age: 25 years
Gender: Male

Complete opacification of the middle ear cleft (namely the epi, meso, and hypotympanum), the mastoid antrum, and the mastoid air cells by fluid density.

No bony erosive changes. (intact scutum,ossicular chain & tegmen tympani).

Bulging right tympanic membrane.

Left deep external auditory canal irregular soft tissue density which shows internal air, likely wax.

Case Discussion

This case is a CT presentation of acute oto-mastoiditis.

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Case information

rID: 28329
Published: 21st Mar 2014
Last edited: 5th Sep 2020
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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