Adhesive chronic otitis media

Case contributed by Dr Roberto Schubert

Presentation

Chronic otitis media. Progressive hearing loss on the left ear.

Patient Data

Age: 40
Gender: Female
Modality: CT

The left middle ear is filled by soft tissue completely encasing the auditory ossicles. There is some residual ventilation near the tympanic ostium of the Eustachian tube. In this region, a linear calcification can also be seen. In the right middle ear, there are also some strands with soft tissue attenuation neighbouring the tympanic membrane, which is retracted on both sides. The right ossicles are not affected. Bilateral mastoid sclerosis is also present. There are no bony destructions hinting at a cholesteatoma.

Case Discussion

This case depicts a typical chronic adhesive/suppurative otitis media.

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Case Information

rID: 14270
Case created: 11th Jul 2011
Last edited: 13th Oct 2015
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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