Bilateral external auditory canal masses following repair of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm and open decompressive exploratory laparotomy for compartment syndrome: A rare case of spontaneous bilateral otorrhagia

Richard Andrew Teh, Steven Hoshal, Gillian L. Hoshal, Arzu Ozturk, Jennifer Chang, Reza Assadsangabi, Vladimir Ivanovic, Matthew Bobinski, Osama Raslan

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2660-2662
Number of pages3
JournalRadiology Case Reports
Volume15
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2020

Keywords

  • Endovascular Surgery
  • Laparotomy
  • Otolaryngology
  • Otorrhagia
  • Spontaneous

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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