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Myocardial Infarction as a Rare Cause of Otalgia.
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PMID:  25478270     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Aim. To present a case referred to our clinic with severe right ear pain but without any abnormal finding during otological examination and diagnosed as myocardial infarction and also to draw attention to otalgia which can occur secondary to myocardial infarction. Case Report. An 87-year-old female admitted with right ear pain lasting for nearly 12 hours and sweating on the head and neck region. On otolaryngologic examination, any pathological finding was not encountered. Her electrocardiogram revealed findings consistent with myocardial infarction. Her troponin values were 0.175 ng/L at 1 hour, and 0.574 ng/L at 3 hours. The patient was diagnosed as non-ST MI, and her required initial therapies were performed. On cardiac angiography, very severe coronary artery stenosis was detected, and surgical treatment was recommended for the patient. The patient who rejected surgical treatment was discharged with prescription of medical treatment. Conclusion. Especially in elderly patients with complaints of ear pain but without any abnormal finding on otoscopic examination, cardiac pathologies should be conceived.
Authors:
Riza Dundar; Erkan Kulduk; Fatih Kemal Soy; Ersin Sengul; Faruk Ertas
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-11-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  Case reports in otolaryngology     Volume:  2014     ISSN:  2090-6765     ISO Abbreviation:  Case Rep Otolaryngol     Publication Date:  2014  
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Created Date:  2014-12-5     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  2014-12-6    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101576603     Medline TA:  Case Rep Otolaryngol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  106938     Citation Subset:  -    
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