Acta Scientific Otolaryngology (ASOL) (ISSN: 2582-5550)

Case Report Volume 2 Issue 9

Keratosis Obturans: How Can Excruciating and Agonising Otalgia Be Deceptive and Illusive???

Sphoorthi Basavannaiah*

Assistant Professor, Department of ENT, Subbaiah Institute of Medical Sciences, Karnataka, India

*Corresponding Author: Sphoorthi Basavannaiah, Assistant Professor, Department of ENT, Subbaiah Institute of Medical Sciences, Karnataka, India.

Received: July 16, 2020; Published: August 12, 2020



 Keratosis obturans is a relatively uncommon condition characterized by accumulation of desquamated keratin debris in the bony portion of the external auditory canal. Patients with this condition present with severe otalgia, conductive hearing loss, aural fullness and inclusive widening of the canal. Here is this patient who presents to ENT OPD after visiting many clinics with unbearable otalgia which was mistaken and mixt as impacted cerumen and diffuse otitis externa at those places.

Keywords: Keratosis Obturans; Otalgia; Keratin Debris; Epidermal Plug



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Citation: Sphoorthi Basavannaiah. “Keratosis Obturans: How Can Excruciating and Agonising Otalgia Be Deceptive and Illusive???". Acta Scientific Otolaryngology 2.9 (2020): 05-07.


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