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Otalgia as the sole presenting manifestation of subdural hematoma.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12019488     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
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.
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.)
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.
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MeSH Terms
Earache / etiology*
Hematoma, Subdural, Acute / complications*,  diagnosis,  surgery
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Middle Aged
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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