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J Laryngol Otol. 1993 Oct;107(10):931-2.

Recurrent meningitis due to a congenital fistula of the stapedial footplate.

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Department of Otolaryngology, St James's University Hospital, Leeds.

Abstract

A rare case of a congenital fistula of the stapes footplate, in a 10-year-old girl, resulting in recurrent meningitis, is reported. A full ENT examination and a high index of suspicion, is essential if the diagnosis is to be made. Exploratory tympanotomy should be considered on clinical grounds, even if a high resolution CT scan of the temporal bones does not show any anomalies, in order to ascertain the definite diagnosis of a fistula and to seal it permanently.

PMID:
8263393
DOI:
10.1017/s0022215100124818
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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