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.
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 . 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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