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CASE REPORT
Year : 2011  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 127-129

Malignant otitis externa: An unusual presentation


Department of ENT, Dr. SMCSI Medical College Hospital, Karakonam, Trivandrum, Kerala, India

Correspondence Address:
Rejee Ebenezer
Department of ENT, Dr. SMCSI Medical College, Karakonam, Trivandrum, Kerala
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0971-7749.91198

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Destruction of condyle of mandible is an extremely rare complication of malignant otitis externa. Here we describe such a rare instance in a patient with malignant otitis externa. It is very important to diagnose this category of patients and treat them accordingly. The available data indicate the need for external drainage. We report a case with malignant otitis externa with temporomandibular involvement treated successfully with radical mastoidectomy and drainage of the joint through the external auditory canal and an external incision was avoided.


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