What is the role of hyperbaric oxygen therapy in the treatment of malignant otitis externa (MEO)?

Updated: Apr 13, 2020
  • Author: Brian Nussenbaum, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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This should be used only as an adjunct to antimicrobial therapy; it should not be used alone. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy may be helpful for patients with complications, experiencing a poor response to therapy, or with recurrent cases.


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