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[Value of hyperbaric oxygen therapy in the treatment of malignant otitis externa. Apropos of a case].

Authors
  • Gilain, L
  • Labroue, M
  • Aidan, D
  • Ragu, M P
  • Planquart, X
  • Peynegre, R
Type
Published Article
Journal
Annales d'oto-laryngologie et de chirurgie cervico faciale : bulletin de la Société d'oto-laryngologie des hôpitaux de Paris
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1993
Volume
110
Issue
1
Pages
50–54
Identifiers
PMID: 8317865
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The authors report the case of a 75 years old insulin dependent diabetic man presenting a malignant otitis externa with facial nerve paralysis. Despite prolonged, adequate parenteral antibiotic therapy, the patient's clinical status did not improve. The addition of hyperbaric oxygen as a complementary treatment was followed by the regression of clinical signs and the resolution of infection. Based upon a review of the literature, the authors discuss the indications for this therapy and the problems involved in defining the criteria of cure in malignant otitis externa.

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