More than meets the ear

Spyridon Marinopoulos, Megan Coylewright, Paul G Auwaerter, John A. Flynn

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Abstract

A 62-year-old, generally healthy man presented with a "clogged" sensation and a 6-week history of diminished hearing in his right ear. He had no tinnitus, ear pain, or dizziness. Audiometry confirmed a mixed, but principally conductive, hearing loss in the right ear. Otoscopy revealed amber-colored fluid behind an intact right eardrum. Serous otitis media was diagnosed and treated with intranasal corticosteroids. His symptoms recurred 5 months later, and a right myringotomy was performed. He continued to report slightly "muffled" hearing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1228-1233
Number of pages6
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Volume362
Issue number13
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2010

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Ear
Hearing
Otoscopy
Amber
Conductive Hearing Loss
Audiometry
Otitis Media with Effusion
Tympanic Membrane
Tinnitus
Dizziness
Adrenal Cortex Hormones
Pain

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More than meets the ear. / Marinopoulos, Spyridon; Coylewright, Megan; Auwaerter, Paul G; Flynn, John A.

In: New England Journal of Medicine, Vol. 362, No. 13, 01.04.2010, p. 1228-1233.

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Marinopoulos, Spyridon ; Coylewright, Megan ; Auwaerter, Paul G ; Flynn, John A. / More than meets the ear. In: New England Journal of Medicine. 2010 ; Vol. 362, No. 13. pp. 1228-1233.
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