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August 1975

Unusual Foreign Bodies of the Temporal Bone

Author Affiliations

From White Memorial Medical Center, Los Angeles (Dr. Stewart), Rancho Los Amigos Hospital, Downey, Calif (Drs. Stewart and Passy), and the Division of Otolaryngology, University of California at Irvine (Dr. Passy).

Arch Otolaryngol. 1975;101(8):478-479. doi:10.1001/archotol.1975.00780370020007

Foreign bodies that result from traumatic injury may be the cause of many clinical symptoms. Chronic otitis externa is one of the many clinical symptoms following a traumatic perforation of a foreign body from the oral cavity penetrating the deep tissue of the neck and ultimately lodging in the external ear canal. We discuss two such uncommon cases.