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Medial Migration of PE (tympanostomy) Tube

Muncy TAM - MedPix (2007)

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Affiliation: Uniformed Services University

ABSTRACT

Diagnosis: Medial Migration of PE (tympanostomy) Tube

History: 17 year old girl with history of chronic otitis media resulting in multiple ear surgeries including bilateral PE (pressure equalization) tubes (2 yrs. ago), tympanoplasties, and canalplasty/meatoplasty> She returns for routine follow up exam of external ear canals. She had no complaints, and reported stable hearing. She wears a hearing aid in right ear from previously diagnosed mild sensorineural hearing loss.

Findings: CT showed round hollow structure in inferior portion of middle ear consistent with size and shape of PE tube.

Ddx: Other foreign object

Dxhow: Surgical removal had not been carried out at time of submission, so a positive confirmation is not available.

Exam: The left tympanic membrane was intact and within normal limits s/p tympanoplasty. On the right, a blue-green hue was noted behind the posterior inferior tympanic membrane.

No MeSH data available.


Magnified axial image showing round hollow structure lying in posterior portion of middle ear space.
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Medial Migration of PE (tympanostomy) Tube

Muncy TAM - MedPix (2007)

Magnified axial image showing round hollow structure lying in posterior portion of middle ear space.
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MPX2144_synpic36254: Magnified axial image showing round hollow structure lying in posterior portion of middle ear space.

View Article: MedPix Image - MedPix Case

Affiliation: Uniformed Services University

ABSTRACT

Diagnosis: Medial Migration of PE (tympanostomy) Tube

History: 17 year old girl with history of chronic otitis media resulting in multiple ear surgeries including bilateral PE (pressure equalization) tubes (2 yrs. ago), tympanoplasties, and canalplasty/meatoplasty> She returns for routine follow up exam of external ear canals. She had no complaints, and reported stable hearing. She wears a hearing aid in right ear from previously diagnosed mild sensorineural hearing loss.

Findings: CT showed round hollow structure in inferior portion of middle ear consistent with size and shape of PE tube.

Ddx: Other foreign object

Dxhow: Surgical removal had not been carried out at time of submission, so a positive confirmation is not available.

Exam: The left tympanic membrane was intact and within normal limits s/p tympanoplasty. On the right, a blue-green hue was noted behind the posterior inferior tympanic membrane.

No MeSH data available.