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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 298-302

Actinomycetoma of temporal bone: A rare case report

1 Department of ENT, King Hamad University Hospital, Bahrain
2 Department of Gynaecology, King Hamad University Hospital, Bahrain

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Viresh Arora
KHUH, Al Sayh
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DOI: 10.4103/0971-7749.164548

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Mycetoma is a specific chronic granulomatous disease affecting subcutaneous tissues and the dermis. It is caused by either actinomycetes or fungi. It is endemic and distributed worldwide. The clinical presentation is variable and the diagnosis being made on the presence of pustular exudates and the culture. The treatment depends on the cause, antibacterial medication for the actinomycetoma, and antifungal for eumycetoma. The prognosis is grave if neglected, requiring even amputation of the organ. Although mycetoma mainly involves the extremities, its rare involving head and neck. We report an unusual case of actinomycetoma of the temporal bone which hasn't been reported before, who had presented with a short history of discharging ear and was successfully managed.

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