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Volume 4, Number 2, February 2013, pages 89-91

A Scutum Presenting as a White Mass Behind an Intact Tympanic Membrane


Figure 1.
Figure 1. Otoscopic finding. Otoscopy revealed diffuse ear canal edema and erythema. A, B, the tympanic membrane was not fully evaluated. C, D, after instillation of the steroid otic solution for a week, otoscopic examination revealed a white bulged mass like lesion (*) at the postersuperior quadrants of the intact tympanic membrane.
Figure 2.
Figure 2. The computed tomographic coronal section of the temporal bone, bone window settings. A, B, C, the scan demonstrated elongated scutum (arrow) presenting as eggshell appearance. D, both mastoid processes are well pneumatized.