malignant otitis externa


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necrotising external otitis

Otitis externa accompanied by osteomyelitis and bone erosion, which often arises in a background of Pseudomonas otitis in patients who are elderly, diabetic and/or immunocompromised.

malignant otitis externa

ENT Otitis externa accompanied by osteomyelitis and bone erosion. See Otitis externa.
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Malignant otitis externa usually affects elderly patients with diabetes.
Fungal Malignant Otitis Externa Due to Scedosporium apiospermum.
Malignant otitis externa progressing to skull base osteomyelitis is an aggressive infection of the temporal bone and skull base, associated with possible involvement of the facial nerve, carotid artery, jugular vein and mastoid.
We describe below a case of OAS secondary to malignant otitis externa, which, to the best of our knowledge, has not been reported previously in medical literature.
Malignant Otitis Externa: A Review of Aetiology, Presentation, Investigations and Current Management Strategies.
Radiologic abnormalities of malignant otitis externa. Rev Laryngol Otol Rhinol (Bord) 1984;105(3):307-10.
It usually occurs in the posterior skull base in patients with a current infection, such as chronic mastoiditis or malignant otitis externa. It can also occur secondary to other conditions, such as dental caries or a paranasal sinus infection.
(1) The differential diagnosis of an external auditory canal cholesteatoma (EACC) includes keratosis obturans, postinflammatory medial canal fibrosis, malignant otitis externa, and squamous cell carcinoma.
Most cases of skull base osteomyelitis secondary to ear infections result from malignant otitis externa and are pseudomonal or candidal in origin.
Three diagnoses were entertained: cholesteatoma of the external auditory canal, squamous cell carcinoma, and malignant otitis externa.
There is no question that the addition of new antibiotics and otic drops improves our ability to cure more patients, just as the introduction of gentamicin and carbenicillin radically changed the previously universally fatal course of malignant otitis externa. Every doctor who treats otitis media will want to keep this supplement close at hand.
Among the latter are bacterial and viral diffuse otitis externa, furunculosis, herpes zoster oticus, bullous myringitis, fungal and yeast infections, and even malignant otitis externa. The differential diagnosis of specific inflammations includes tuberculosis, syphilis, frostbite, and burns.

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