Very few cases of spontaneous otorrhagia (SO) following nonotolaryngologic surgery have ever been reported in surgical literature and none in radiographic. Of the surgical cases reported, SO occurred in the perioperative period following laparoscopic surgeries in the Trendelenburg position. We report the first case of spontaneous bilateral otorrhagia which presented as bilateral external auditory canal masses following endovascular surgery and open decompressive laparotomy in a 60-year-old male with a prior history of hypertension and smoking. We seek to inform radiologists that SO can present on neck imaging as external auditory canal masses as a complication of nonotolaryngologic surgery away from the imaged field of view.
- Endovascular Surgery
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging