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Malignant (invasive) otitis externa involving the temporomandibular joint.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15807971     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Malignant (invasive) otitis externa (MOE) is an infection involving the external auditory meatus (EAM), most often found in elderly diabetics, which carries a high morbidity and mortality. In advanced cases it may give rise to osteomyelitis and cranial neuropathies. This is a case ofMOE, which invaded the posterior wall of the right temporomandibular joint (TMJ), resulting in severe trismus and pain. Subsequently, this required treatment by replacement of the glenoid fossa with a Silastic prosthesis.
L Dobbyn; C O'Shea; P McLoughlin
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of laryngology and otology     Volume:  119     ISSN:  0022-2151     ISO Abbreviation:  J Laryngol Otol     Publication Date:  2005 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-04-05     Completed Date:  2005-08-04     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8706896     Medline TA:  J Laryngol Otol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  61-3     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Tayside University Hospital Trust, Dundee DD1 9SY, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Arthroplasty, Replacement / methods
Middle Aged
Otitis Externa* / complications,  radionuclide imaging,  surgery
Temporomandibular Joint Disorders* / etiology,  radionuclide imaging,  surgery
Treatment Outcome

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