External ear wax (cerumen)

Case contributed by Dr Heba Mohamed


Right ear pain.

Patient Data

Age: 17
Gender: Female

Right external ear small isodense lesion. The lesion shows two main criteria the central part of the lesion is more hypodense (fatty attenuation) than the periphery its density is -75 Hu. The lesion is also surrounded bycrescentic rim of air.

Case Discussion

A young girl describes right ear pain.

Coronal CT images illusrates small left external ear lesion with two characteristics that mainly correspond to ear wax (cerumen)


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Case information

rID: 48153
Case created: 21st Sep 2016
Last edited: 24th Sep 2016
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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