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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 41-43

Primary tuberculosis of the temporal bone: A rare case report

Departments of ENT and Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Ajmer, Rajasthan, India

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Rakesh Singh Meena
B-534, Panchsheel Nagar, Makadwali Road, Ajmer, Rajasthan
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0971-7749.98303

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We report a rare case of a 5-year-old child with tuberculous chronic suppurative otitis media with postaural fistula. The review of available literature reports on the primary tuberculosis of the temporal bone has shown that the primary tuberculosis of the temporal bone is an extremely rare occurrence, but there is a need for swift recognition of this elusive diagnosis and prompt management. The case report highlights how diligent one must be in order to get the diagnosis.

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