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Clinical Problem Solving: Radiology
June 2006

Radiology Quiz Case 1: Diagnosis

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Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2006;132(6):692. doi:10.1001/archotol.132.6.690-b

Postinflammatory fibrosis of the EAC is an acquired condition that is characterized by mature fibrotic tissue lateral to the tympanic membrane. It is twice as common in women as men, and 50% of the cases are bilateral.1,2 A 20- to 40-dB conductive hearing loss, low-compliance tympanograms, and intermittent otorrhea are common symptoms at presentation.2