hemotympanum

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he·mo·tym·pa·num

(hē'mō-tim'pă-nŭm),
The presence of blood in the middle ear.
Synonym(s): hematotympanum
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he·mo·tym·pa·num

(hē'mō-tim'pă-nŭm)
The presence of blood in the middle ear.
Synonym(s): haemotympanum.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

hemotympanum

(he?mo-tim'pa-num) [? + tympanon, drum]
Blood in the middle ear, a finding sometimes identified in serious traumatic brain injury.
Synonym: hematotympanum
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Anaesthetic agents preferred in the middle ear surgery can cause serious complications, such as changes in MEP, haemotympanum, serous otitis, temporary or permanent hearing loss, replacement of tympanic membrane graft and impairment of ossicular chain.
Two patients gave no history of ear bleed, but had a haemotympanum.
(4) One of the 4 patients had haemotympanum on clinical examination, and a CTB was requested to exclude a base of skull fracture, but instead revealed a mandibular condyle fracture as the cause of the haemotympanum.
A perforation of the eardrum, barotrauma or haemotympanum due to trauma, sudden shock waves or inadequate equalisation often leads to a blocked ear.