Foreign body in external auditory canal

Case contributed by Dr Chris O'Donnell


Recent pedestrian car accident with impact to left side of head. CT for assessment of possible head injury.

Patient Data

Age: 5
Gender: Male

Small rounded hyperdense foreign body (arrow) in the external auditory canal lateral to the tympanic membrane.  Note the extensive fractures to the left parietal, squamous and petrous tempral bones with suture diastasis (arrows).

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Case information

rID: 41745
Published: 17th Dec 2015
Last edited: 18th Dec 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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