What are the physical findings of necrotizing otitis externa (OE)?

Updated: Mar 09, 2020
  • Author: Ariel A Waitzman, MD, FRCSC; Chief Editor: Ravindhra G Elluru, MD, PhD  more...
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The sine qua non of necrotizing OE is pain that is out of proportion to the clinical findings. Upon close examination, granulation tissue may be present in the ear canal.

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