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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Answer

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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