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Acute Otitis Media and Facial Paralysis in an Infant with Aural Atresia: Management of a Rare Case


Departmenf of Otolaryngology, Erciyes University School of Medicine, Kayseri, Turkey

J Int Adv Otol 2021; 17: 186-189
DOI: 10.5152/JIAO.2021.8569
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Aural atresia is a congenital disease that is characterized by an embryologic developmental defect of the external auditory canal (EAC). There is an erythematous, bulging tympanic membrane by otoscope in physical examination of acute otitis media (AOM). Children with aural atresia experience AOM as children have normal anatomy. However, its diagnosis is hard due to the absence of EAC. Facial paralysis is an intratemporal complication of AOM. If this complication develops in a child with aural atresia and otitis media, it makes the condition even more complicated. A 10-month old child who had such a condition is presented in this paper.

Cite this article as: Kökoğlu K, Şahin Mİ. Acute otitis media and facial paralysis in an infant with aural atresia: Management of a rare case. J Int Adv Otol. 2021; 17(2): 186-9.

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