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Ear Pic of the Week – A Picture Perfect Tympanic Membrane Perforation

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This week’s scope of the week was taken with a CellScope Oto at Hossein Hassani’s Santa Cruz, CA office.  Dr. Hassani specializes in family medicine and told us that this image was obtained from a patient who returned for a follow up visit after a diagnosis of otitis media. The patients infection symptoms improved, however he experienced a change in pressure, and complained of his ear being plugged. In the upper left of the image, there is a small perforation of the tympanic membrane. He goes on to explain that tears of this size typically heal on their own and do not require surgical repair.

Thank you Dr. Hassani for sharing your image!

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