Fungal mastoiditis in an immunocompetent adult

Citation
M. Ohki et al., Fungal mastoiditis in an immunocompetent adult, EUR ARCH OT, 258(3), 2001, pp. 106-108
Citations number
16
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Otolaryngology
Journal title
EUROPEAN ARCHIVES OF OTO-RHINO-LARYNGOLOGY
ISSN journal
0937-4477 → ACNP
Volume
258
Issue
3
Year of publication
2001
Pages
106 - 108
Database
ISI
SICI code
0937-4477(200103)258:3<106:FMIAIA>2.0.ZU;2-Z
Abstract
Manifest fungal infection of the middle ear, fungal mastoiditis, is a very ran entity, which is almost exclusively seen in immunocompromised patients. The authors present a case of fungal mastoiditis in a 52-year-old woman wi thout immunocompromise, The patient presented with, acutely progressing sym ptoms of hearing loss and dysequilibrium. Bony fistula of the semicircular canal was noted on CT scans and a marginal perforation of the tympanic memb rane was also seen. Her hearing recovered following the surgery, which reve aled massive granulations and proliferation of fungi but no cholesteatoma i n the mastoid cavity, Fungal infection of the middle ear is rare, but can c ause serious complications, The possibility should be considered even in im munocompetent patients.