Case of the Month #23: Ear Pain by Dr Lorraine de Gray
The following paper by Sang Hoon Kim et al, (J Audiol Otol. 2015 Apr; 19(1): 34–38. Clinical Differences in Types of Otalgia) although dating back to 2015, gives an excellent resume of potential differential diagnosis in Otalgia and how these can present with different symptoms.
- Osteoradionecrosis secondary to radiotherapy
- Tumour involvement of the external auditory meatus
- Chronic infection of the external auditory meatus
- Osteonecrosis from other causes e.g. long term bisphosphonate therapy
What do you think is the likely diagnosis?