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Case of perilymphatic fistula caused by medially displaced tympanostomy tube.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18925998     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: We present a rare case of perilymphatic fistula which occurred due to bony erosion by a tympanostomy tube that had migrated into and become interred in the middle-ear space. METHOD: We present a case report and a literature review concerning migration of tympanostomy tubes into the middle ear as a complication of tubes insertion. CONCLUSION: Medial migration of tympanostomy tubes into the middle-ear space is a rare complication of tympanostomy tubes insertion. To our knowledge, this is the first report of perilymphatic fistula caused by a tympanostomy tube which had migrated into the middle ear. This case highlights the need for early removal of tympanostomy tubes which migrate into the middle ear.
Jiannis K Hajiioannou; S Bathala; C N Marnane
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review     Date:  2008-10-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of laryngology and otology     Volume:  123     ISSN:  1748-5460     ISO Abbreviation:  J Laryngol Otol     Publication Date:  2009 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-07-23     Completed Date:  2010-01-21     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8706896     Medline TA:  J Laryngol Otol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  928-30     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
ENT Department, Singleton Hospital, Abertawe Bro Morgannw University NHS Trust, Wales, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Ear Diseases / etiology*
Ear, Middle / surgery
Fistula / etiology*
Foreign-Body Migration / complications*
Middle Ear Ventilation / adverse effects*
Prosthesis Failure
Treatment Outcome

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