Tuberculous otitis media with facial paralysis combined with labyrinthitis

Gyu Ho Hwang, Jong Yoon Jung, Gunhwee Yum, June Choi

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Tuberculosis otitis media is a very rare cause of otorrhea, so that it is infrequently considered in differential diagnosis because clinical symptoms are nonspecific, and standard microbiological and histological tests for tuberculosis often give false-negative results. We present a rare case presenting as a rapidly progressive facial paralysis with severe dizziness and hearing loss on the ipsilateral side that was managed with facial nerve decompression and anti-tuberculosis therapy. The objective of this article is to create an awareness of ear tuberculosis, and to consider tuberculosis in the differential diagnosis of chronic otitis media with complications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)27-29
Number of pages3
JournalKorean Journal of Audiology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Apr
Externally publishedYes


  • Labyrinthitis
  • Otitis media
  • Tuberculosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Sensory Systems
  • Speech and Hearing


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