The Journal of International
Advanced Otology
Case Report

Spontaneous Otorrhagia after Laparoscopic Pelvic Surgery: A Report of Two Cases


University of South Florida, Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Tampa, FL, USA


H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, Anesthesia, Tampa, FL, USA

J Int Adv Otol 2017; 13: 434-436
DOI: 10.5152/iao.2017.3600
Read: 1937 Downloads: 830 Published: 03 September 2019


Spontaneous otorrhagia following laparoscopic pelvic surgery is a complication that is rarely reported and incompletely understood. Few case reports have described this phenomenon, though its true incidence is unknown. It has been hypothesized that a combination of extreme patient positioning and abdominal insufflation is the contributing factor. There does not appear to be any untoward consequences and patients can be managed conservatively. We present two cases of spontaneous otorrhagia associated with laparoscopic pelvic surgery, which occurred over a 1-week period at our institution.



Cite this article as: Basler K, Malone A, Carmichael M, Hafez O, Padhya T, Boyev KP. Spontaneous Otorrhagia After Laparoscopic Pelvic Surgery: A Report of Two Cases. J Int Adv Otol 2017; 13: 434-6.

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