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Otalgia as the sole presenting manifestation of subdural hematoma.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12019488     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A case is reported of a 57-year-old man with sudden development of nontraumatic left-sided otalgia without any localizing features on otolaryngologic or neurologic examinations. The condition persisted despite empirical antibiotic therapy and simple analgesics. A subsequent computed tomography of the head revealed a subacute left frontoparietal subdural hematoma that was confirmed on magnetic resonance imaging. Neurosurgical drainage was performed with complete symptom resolution. This case report illustrates a possible rare sole presenting manifestation of subdural hematoma. This condition should be considered early in cases of otalgia if no causes are deduced after extensive otolaryngologic evaluation.
Authors:
Osama O Zaidat; Eroboghene E Ubogu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of otolaryngology     Volume:  23     ISSN:  0196-0709     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Otolaryngol     Publication Date:    2002 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-05-20     Completed Date:  2002-06-21     Revised Date:  2007-07-24    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8000029     Medline TA:  Am J Otolaryngol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  177-80     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2002, Elsevier Science (USA). All rights reserved.)
Affiliation:
Department of Neurology, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, University Hospitals of Cleveland, and Louis Stokes Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Cleveland, OH 44106-5000, USA. ooz@po.cwru.edu
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Drainage
Earache / etiology*
Hematoma, Subdural, Acute / complications*,  diagnosis,  surgery
Humans
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Male
Middle Aged
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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