Multiple Osteomas of Eustachian Tube Causing Ipsilateral Otitis Media


CURRENT MEDICAL IMAGING, vol.16, no.8, pp.1052-1054, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.2174/1573405616666200606215737
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Agricultural & Environmental Science Database, Biotechnology Research Abstracts, EMBASE, MEDLINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.1052-1054
  • Keywords: Temporal bone, eustachian tube, middle ear, osteoma, chronic otitis media, computerized tomography
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes


Background: Middle ear ventilation and the drainage of secretions are the basic functions of the eustachian tube. Eustachian tube (ET) dysfunction can lead to otitis media. Multiple causes of ET dysfunction exist; ET obstruction is one of them. Osseous obliteration of ET is quite rare. In the literature, there are two cases of solitary osteoma and a case of hamartoma with an osseous content in the ET. Herein, this report describes the case of a patient with multiple osseous lesions consistent with osteomas in the ET, causing ipsilateral otitis media with CT findings.