Two cases of atypical malignant (necrotizing) external otitis

Seiichiro Makihara, Shin Kariya, Tomoyuki Naito, Junya Matsumoto, Hisashi Ishihara, Mitsuhiro Okano, Kazunori Nishizaki

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Malignant external otitis, also known as necrotizing external otitis, is an aggrebive infection of the exter-nal auditory canal and skull base. We report two cases of atypical malignant external otitis. Pseudomonas aeruginosa was grown in one case, and aspergillus fumigatus in the other case. Both patients presented with otalgia and were hospitalized longer than 30 days for a course of antibiotics treatment. The case of aspergillus infection with facial paralysis and received surgical intervention. The other case of pseudomonas aeruginosa had a history of nasopharyngeal lymphoma and radiation treatments, and died because of relapsed lymphoma 21 months after treatment v.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)594-599
Number of pages6
JournalOtolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (Japan)
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology


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