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Foramen of Huschke (tympanicum) in a Nigerian male with articular soft-tissue herniation into the external auditory meatus.
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PMID:  25287039     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
The protrusion of articular soft-tissue from the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) into the external ear in the absence of trauma, neoplasm or inflammation is rare. We present below a Nigerian adult male with retrodiscal herniation of soft-tissues of the TMJ into the external auditory meatus through a persistent foramen of Huschke. We are not aware of any reports of this developmental defect or its prevalence in the Nigerian medical literature. Therefore, this case is presented to heighten the index of suspicion of physicians when managing patients with otorrhea and otalgia; which is often primarily diagnosed or misdiagnosed as otitis externa. This will help avoid complications associated with the anomaly, some of which could be very serious.
S A Olarinoye-Akorede; I S Olanrewaju; A O Suleiman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of African medicine     Volume:  13     ISSN:  0975-5764     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Afr Med     Publication Date:    2014 Oct-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-10-07     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101231417     Medline TA:  Ann Afr Med     Country:  India    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  226-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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