Korean J Otorhinolaryngol-Head Neck Surg.  2015 Jan;58(1):57-60. 10.3342/kjorl-hns.2015.58.1.57.

Middle Ear Actinomycosis Involving Facial Nerve and Lateral Semicircular Canal

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  • 1Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Chonnam National University Medical School, Gwangju, Korea. victocho@hanmail.net

Abstract

Actinomycosis is a chronic granulomatous disease caused by the species of Actinomyces. Although it has become a rare disease in the present antibiotics era, it still needs long term antibiotic treatment and often mis- or delayed- diagnosed due to no typical sign and symptoms. Most often, it occurs in the cervicofacial region. Middle ear is not a common site for Actinomycosis, and the inner ear involvement is extremely rare. Here, we report a case of middle ear Actinomycosis involving facial nerve and lateral semicircular canal.

Keyword

Actinomycosis; Facial nerve; Lateral semicircular canal; Middle ear; Temporal bone

MeSH Terms

Actinomyces
Actinomycosis*
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Ear, Inner
Ear, Middle*
Facial Nerve*
Granulomatous Disease, Chronic
Rare Diseases
Semicircular Canals*
Temporal Bone
Anti-Bacterial Agents
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