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Differentiating otalgia from other diseases

Epidemiology and Demographics

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Natural History, Complications and Prognosis


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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Raviteja Guddeti, M.B.B.S [2]


Otalgia is ear pain that can be caused by pathology in the ear itself, or pathology in a distant source which causes referred pain to the ear. A computed tomography (CT) scan is helpful in determining the underlying cause of ear pain. CT with contrast is indicated when the goal is to determine the extent of the disease. It is also used in evaluating temporal bone trauma.


CT scan can be used to assess the complications of:

Involvement and erosion of the temporal bones can be well assessed using a CT scan. [3]


  1. Wu EH, Tang YS, Zhang YT, Bai RJ (1986). "CT in diagnosis of acoustic neuromas". AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 7 (4): 645–50. PMID 3088942.
  2. Kawasaki M, Hatashima S, Matsuda T (2012). "Non-surgical therapy for bilateral glossopharyngeal neuralgia caused by Eagle's syndrome, diagnosed by three-dimensional computed tomography: a case report". J Anesth. doi:10.1007/s00540-012-1437-z. PMID 22760524. Unknown parameter |month= ignored (help)
  3. Wang LE, Gu YF, Wu YQ, Zhuang QX, Lin Y, Yin SK (2007). "[Significance of CT in diagnosis of chronic suppurative otitis media]". Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke Za Zhi (in Chinese). 42 (7): 494–8. PMID 17886675. Unknown parameter |month= ignored (help)

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