External earwax (cerumen)

Case contributed by Dr Heba Abdelmonem


Right ear pain.

Patient Data

Age: 17 years
Gender: Female

Right external ear small lesion with a central part which is more hypodense, -75 HU (fat attenuation) than the periphery. The lesion is outlined by air.

Case Discussion

A young girl describes right ear pain.

Coronal CT illustrates a small right external ear lesion with characteristics that correspond to earwax (cerumen).

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Case information

rID: 48153
Published: 21st Sep 2016
Last edited: 19th Dec 2019
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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