Clinical Case Database / Category: Patient Management
The painful ear: assessment and management
Katherine Sheard MBBCh, Stephanie Edwards MBChB, MRCS, Vinod Prabhu FRCS
Foundation Years Journal, volume 7, issue 4, p.67 (123Doc Education, London, April 2013)
Ear pain, or otalgia, is a common symptom encountered throughout a variety of hospital based specialities. In this paper the causes of otalgia, anatomy, investigations and basic management of common and important underlying conditions are discussed in order to provide junior doctors with a systematic framework for approaching the patient with otalgia.
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Katherine Sheard MBBCh
General Practice Year 2
Stephanie Edwards MBChB, MRCS
Core Surgical Training Year 2
Vinod Prabhu FRCS
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