ReelDx Ear Case Study No. 1

REEL Dx Dark BlueLast week we announced a new partnership with ReelDx which allows us to share cases that utilize the CellScope Oto with our readers. This week we are excited to present our first public learning case from the ReelDx platform!

The Patient

A 9-year-old girl with a runny nose, cough, and right ear pain.

The Work Up

Dr. Spiro from ReelDx took the patient’s history, conducted a physical exam, and then used the CellScope Oto for the otoscopic exam.

The Diagnosis

Eustachian tube dysfunction (ETD)

What We Learned

An ETD occurs when the Eustachian tube is blocked and often results in dull hearing. It is a temporary condition that lasts roughly a week and usually occurs during or after an upper respiratory infection. Typically, it resolves on its own but nasal steroids or antihistamines can be prescribed in more severe cases. In diagnosing an ETD, a clear otoscopic exam, like the one shown below, is critical!

A photo of the right Tympanic Membrane captured by the Oto.

A photo of the patient’s right Tympanic Membrane captured by the Oto.

Check out both ear videos and full case write up on the ReelDx blog.

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