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Easily missed? Cholesteatoma

Bhutta, Mahmood F., Williamson, Ian G. and Sudhoff, Holger H. (2011) Easily missed? Cholesteatoma BMJ, 342, d1088. (doi:10.1136/bmj.d1088).

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A 24 year old man presented to his general practitioner several times over a year with an intermittently discharging left ear and associated hearing loss. Visualisation of the tympanic membrane was not possible owing to otorrhoea and oedema in the external auditory canal. He was treated for presumed otitis externa with repeated courses of topical antibiotic drops, but as improvement was only temporary he was referred to a specialist. An otolaryngologist cleared the external auditory canal of debris (“aural toilet”) and discovered a cholesteatoma arising from the left tympanic membrane; this was successfully treated by surgical excision.

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Published date: 3 March 2011
Organisations: Primary Care & Population Sciences


Local EPrints ID: 181655
ISSN: 0959-8138
PURE UUID: dec868d9-41b3-49d1-a989-a914b6b9e659

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Date deposited: 18 Apr 2011 14:08
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 11:58

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