A Case Series of Malignant Otitis Externa Mimicking Malignancy

Vengathajalam Selvamalar, Nik Adilah Nik Othman, Mohd Khairi Daud
2021 Acta Medica  
Malignant otitis externa is an inflammation of the external auditory canal with preceding osteomyelitis of the temporal bone and the adjacent structures that could be potentially lethal. Malignant otitis externa may present with cranial nerve involvements and massive spread of disease mimicking nasopharyngeal carcinoma or any other malignancies on imaging. Two elderly patients who presented with severe otalgia and significant facial nerve palsy and lower cranial nerve palsies showing extensive
more » ... showing extensive spread of disease are reported in this case series. They both had resolution of disease after a prolonged course of antibiotics and cortical mastoidectomy for disease clearance in one of them.
doi:10.14712/18059694.2021.6 pmid:33855957 fatcat:5mimwmqwhrdatmb4bevvgqknmy