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CT findings in tuberculous otomastoiditis. A case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10665870     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
PURPOSE: Otomastoiditis is a rare but important manifestation of tuberculosis and is well recognizable when information on its clinical course is considered in connection with the radiographic changes. MATERIAL AND METHOD: A patient with a clinical history of chronic otorrhea, resistant to conventional therapy but without dramatic symptoms, was referred for CT examination. RESULTS: CT revealed widespread soft tissue densities in the tympanic cavity and in the mastoid process, with bone erosions in the latter. Surgery and bacteriology confirmed the diagnosis of Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection. CONCLUSION: CT evidence of widespread bone destruction without clinical signs of aggressive infection should suggest the diagnosis of a mycobacterial process. Early treatment is essential in order to avoid propagation of the disease and lasting loss of function.
Authors:
L Cavallin; C Muren
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta radiologica (Stockholm, Sweden : 1987)     Volume:  41     ISSN:  0284-1851     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Radiol     Publication Date:  2000 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-02-15     Completed Date:  2000-02-15     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8706123     Medline TA:  Acta Radiol     Country:  DENMARK    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  49-51     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Radiology, Södersjukhuset, Stockholm, Sweden.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Aged
Ear, Middle / radiography
Female
Humans
Mastoid / radiography
Mastoiditis / microbiology,  radiography*
Otitis Media with Effusion / microbiology,  radiography*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed*
Tuberculosis / radiography*
Tuberculosis, Osteoarticular / radiography*

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