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March 1984

Spontaneous Encephalocele of the Middle Ear

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Otolaryngology, CS La Paz, Universidad Autónoma (Drs J. Gavilán and C. Gavilán) and the Department of Radiology, CNEQ Ramón y Cajal (Dr Trujillo), Madrid.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1984;110(3):206-207. doi:10.1001/archotol.1984.00800290070016

• Mature glial tissue was seen in the middle ear of a patient with no previous pathologic precedents, and a clinical diagnosis of serous otitis media was made. That anomaly was detected, and its corresponding clinical, roentgenographic, and pathologic findings are described. The results led us to diagnose it as a congenital (spontaneous) encephalocele of the middle ear. To our knowledge, other case of pure congenital encephalocele of the middle ear has been reported.

(Arch Otolaryngol 1984;110:206-207)

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