Mycetoma in a mastoidectomy cavity (possible)

Case contributed by Dr Roberto Schubert


Left ear pain and discharge 35 years after mastoidectomy.

Patient Data

Age: 65
Gender: Male

Fungus balls with air inclusions in the external auditory canal and a large post-operative cavity in the mastoid. Bony defect of the lateral sigmoid sinus wall.

Case Discussion

Any abnormal body cavity can become the home for non-invasive aspergillosis.

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Case information

rID: 17620
Published: 30th Apr 2012
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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