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Pathology Forum
January 2001

Quiz Case 2

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Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2001;127(1):79. doi:

A 26-YEAR-OLD man presented with decreased hearing and a sensation of fluid in his left ear of more than 1 year's duration. On examination, the left tympanic membrane appeared injected with density in the middle ear. Audiometric testing revealed a mild unilateral conductive hearing loss and a flat tympanogram. A trial of antibiotics failed to improve the patient's condition; therefore, 1 month later, a myringotomy was performed. During this procedure, polypoid tissue was reported to completely fill the middle ear. A ventilation tube was placed, and the patient was referred to our clinic.

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