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Osteomyelitis of the skull base--an unusual manifestation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2817109     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 74-year-old male was seen and evaluated for a pale right tympanic membrane accompanied by posterior neck pain and a mass in the right nasopharynx. Repeated biopsies failed to confirm the expected diagnosis, only yielding lymphatic tissue with chronic inflammation and scarring. The patient was admitted when he suddenly developed ipsilateral cranial palsies, and the radiologic evaluation suggested a vascular tumor. His general condition and neurologic status rapidly declined, and the patient expired shortly after admission. Postmortem examination revealed osteomyelitis of the skull base without evidence of vascular lesion, or middle ear or external canal pathology. The significance of the radiologic evaluation and of this diagnosis are discussed.
R G Amedee; W J Mann
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of otology     Volume:  10     ISSN:  0192-9763     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Otol     Publication Date:  1989 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-12-04     Completed Date:  1989-12-04     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7909513     Medline TA:  Am J Otol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  402-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Tulane Medical Center, New Orleans, Louisiana.
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MeSH Terms
Diagnosis, Differential
Osteomyelitis / complications,  diagnosis*,  therapy
Otitis Externa / complications,  drug therapy,  microbiology

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