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March 1999

Imaging Quiz Case 2

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Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1999;125(3):348-352. doi:

A 54-YEAR-OLD man presented with fetid otorrhea in his left ear that had been developing over several years. It had been treated periodically with ear drops. Otoscopic examination revealed a tympanic membrane perforation in the posterosuperior portion, exhibiting a greenish pus with white keratinous scales. Pure tone audiometry indicated the existence of a conductive hearing loss in the left ear. The rest of the examination revealed no other abnormalities except uvular hypertrophy.

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