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

Case Report Volume 3 Issue 8

Rare Case of Otomyiasis

Avrameto Nir1,2*, Naddaf Sari2, Watad Waseem1,2 and Khnifies Riad1,2

1Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Bnai Zion Medical Center, Haifa, Israel
2Technion-Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Haifa, Israel

*Corresponding Author: Avrameto Nir, Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Bnai Zion Medical Center and Technion-Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Haifa, Israel.

Received: June 28, 2021; Published: July 14, 2021


Otomyiasis is a rare clinical entity for the otolaryngologist that denotes to the infestation of the ear by larvae of flies [1]. In the region of Israel and the Middle East, the most common causative agent is the fly family Sarcophagidae.

We present a case of an 84-years-old woman with dementia, who presented to the ER with bleeding from left ear. The patient had no previous otologic conditions.

Upon micro-otoscopic examination larvae was seen in the external canal. Manual extraction was performed extracting two distinct larvae. Bleeding hindered further examination.

Keywords: Otomyiasis; Otolaryngologist; Sarcophagidae


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Citation: Avrameto Nir., et al. “Rare Case of Otomyiasis". Acta Scientific Otolaryngology 3.8 (2021): 72-74.


Copyright: © 2021 Avrameto Nir., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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