Eosinophilic mucin otomastoiditis and otopolyposis: A progressive form of eosinophilic otitis media

Roya Azadarmaki, William Westra, Sanjay Prasad

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Abstract

Objective: The purpose of this study is to introduce and define a disease entity on a continuum of eosinophilic otitis media: eosinophilic mucin otomastoiditis and otopolyposis. Methods: A case of a 66-year-old woman with complicated chronic otitis media is reported. A literature review of the National Library of Medicine's online database, with a focus on eosinophilic otitis media and eosinophilic mucin rhinosinusitis, was performed. Results: The authors report the case of a 66-year-old woman with a history of asthma, chronic rhinosinusitis, nasal polyposis, and chronic otitis media who presented with allergic middle ear mucin and otic polyps. Treatment involved a tympanomastoidectomy with removal of otic polyps and steroid therapy. Conclusion: Eosinophilic mucin otomastoiditis with otopolyposis is a disease entity on a continuum of eosinophilic otitis media. This disease process shares similarities with eosinophilic mucin rhinosinusitis. Otic polypectomy and steroids are suggested therapeutic measures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)752-756
Number of pages5
JournalAnnals of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology
Volume124
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

Keywords

  • Allergic mucin
  • Chronic otitis media
  • Eosinophilic otitis media
  • Rhinosinusitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology

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