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Unusual causes of unilateral serous otitis media.

Authors
  • Facer, G W
  • Piepgras, D G
  • Weiland, L H
  • Mokri, B
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Laryngoscope
Publication Date
Aug 01, 1980
Volume
90
Issue
8 Pt 1
Pages
1305–1312
Identifiers
PMID: 7190630
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Two cases of nonkeratinizing squamous cell carcinoma (transitional cell carcinoma), both of which arose in the Eustachian tube, and two cases of neurilemoma of the nasopharynx are reported. All four patients presented with unilateral serous otitis media. The duration of the unilateral serous otitis media in these patients ranged from 1 1/2 to 8 years. This emphasizes the fact that adult patients with unilateral serous otitis media without a history of an upper respiratory tract infection or of barotrauma should undergo thorough examination to rule out the presence of an unusual underlying pathologic condition.

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