Bilateral ossifications of the external auditory canal

Case contributed by Dr Roberto Schubert


History of recurrent external otitis.

Patient Data

Age: 70 years
Gender: Female

Bilateral ossification of the cartilage of the external ear canal bilaterally.

Case Discussion

Ossification of the cartilage of the external ear canal is a rare entity with few reported cases in literature. It is often asymptomatic and somtimes patients present with discomfort during sleep. 

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Case information

rID: 15233
Published: 4th Oct 2011
Last edited: 2nd Jun 2020
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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