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An Unexpected Meningitis Caused by Wooden Foreign Bodies in the Middle Ear: A Case Report

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.034

ABSTRACT

Foreign bodies in the ear are often seen in infantile age group and are located on the external auditory canal. Foreign bodies of the middle ear, however, are quite rare. In this report, we presented a 49-year-old white male patient who pushed dozens of wooden pieces to the middle ear himself and this situation was complicated by meningitis. We perfomed open cavity tympanomastoidectomy and removed the wood pieces from middle ear.  Meningitis symptoms improved rapidly after surgery. Foreign bodies in the tympanum may result in dangerous complications such as meningitis. In cases of detected foreign bodies early intervention is extremely important to prevent this kind of fetal complications.

Accepted: 
08 Apr, 2015
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e-Published: 17 Aug, 2015

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