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Ear Pain and Cerumen Impaction

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This chapter succinctly summarizes the diagnosis and management of common ear-related complaints encountered by primary care and emergency clinicians alike, including otitis media and otitis externa. Attention is also directed at differentiating these relatively benign entities from more sinister diagnoses such as malignant otitis externa and mastoiditis.


  • Otitis media
  • Otitis externa
  • Malignant otitis externa
  • Mastoiditis
  • Tympanic membrane perforation
  • Foreign body removal
  • Cerumen impaction

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Marchick, M. (2017). Ear Pain and Cerumen Impaction. In: Desai, B., Desai, A. (eds) Primary Care for Emergency Physicians. Springer, Cham.

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