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Otogenic brain abscess and postauricular fistula are complications of chronic suppurative otitis media. We describe a rare case of bilateral chronic suppurative otitis media that caused a left temporal lobe abscess and a right mastoid fistula.
The differential diagnoses of an abscess deep in the neck are retropharyngeal abscess and parapharyngeal abscess. We report a case each of these deep neck space abscesses to highlight their difference with emphasis on its anatomy and possible etiologies.
Leiomyosarcoma is a malignant smooth-muscle tumour that has a predilection for the gastrointestinal and female genital tract. It is locally fast-spreading and highly aggressive, and the prognosis is poor. We report a rare case of leiomyosarcoma of the maxilla in a patient who sought treatment for maxillary swelling, nasal obstruction with no epistaxis,… (More)
Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is a rare disease in children. Children with NPC almost always have the undifferentiated variant of the disease, which is associated with advanced locoregional and distant metastasis. We report two cases to illustrate that high index of suspicion is necessary to diagnose NPC in children especially those with atypical… (More)
Olfactory neuroblastoma is a rare, slow growing, malignant tumour of neuroectodermal origin that begins in neuroepithelial cells of the olfactory membrane. A metastatic rate of 20% to 60% is reported with the most common site being the cervical lymph node. Other sites include the parotid glands, skin, lungs, bone, liver, orbit, spinal cord and spinal canal.… (More)
Pleomorphic adenoma is the most common type of benign salivary gland tumor. It can also be found in the larynx, ear, neck, and nasal septum. It is rarely found in the maxillary sinus, and it has never been reported in the frontal sinus. We report a case of pleomorphic adenoma of the frontal sinus that masqueraded as a mucocele. We discuss the clinical… (More)
This study is to analyze the incidence of facial nerve paralysis after parotidectomy and the type of pathologic condition involved in Hospital Pakar Sultanah Fatimah, Muar between 2002 and 2006. There were 20 parotidectomies done on 20 patients over this period of time. Fourteen were done for tumour and six for inflammatory conditions. The pathology… (More)
A 19 year-old man was presented to us in a state of respiratory distress with history of alleged accidentally swallowed the live fish. Flexible nasopharyngolaryngoscope showed a big live fish impacted in the laryngopharynx. Attempts to remove the fish orally were futile as the fish was impacted. We resorted to tracheostomy under local anaesthesia, followed… (More)
We conducted a retrospective observational study to determine the spectrum and antibiotic sensitivity pattern of organisms isolated in otorhinolaryngologic (ORL) infections. We reviewed the laboratory culture and sensitivity records of 4,909 patients-2,773 males (56.5%) and 2,136 females (43.5%), aged 2 to 90 years (mean: 45.3 ± 12.6)-who had been seen at… (More)
Acute laryngeal injury is a rare, potentially lethal injury. It often poses difficulty in airway management. Commonly described are external laryngeal or blunt injuries. We report a case of penetrating neck injury resulting in complete transection of cricoid cartilage. A lady presented with a large, deep slash wound in her neck from a knife injury. There… (More)