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Malignant external otitis versus acute external otitis

  • David Cohen (a1), Peter Friedman (a1) and Amos Eilon (a1)

Abstract

Malignant External Otitis (MEO) and Acute External Otitis (AEO) are clinically very similar in their beginnings. It is important to differentiate between them very early. Bone scanning is the best diagnostic tool. Eight cases of AEO and MEO are herewith presented.

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Department of Otolaryngology, Bikur Cholim Hospital, 2–5 Strauss St., P.O. Box 492 Jerusalem, Israel91002.

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The Journal of Laryngology & Otology
  • ISSN: 0022-2151
  • EISSN: 1748-5460
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