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Vol. 22 - Num. 87

Clinical Reviews

Bilateral hemotympanum secondary to epistaxis

Sofía Maritza Siccha Arancibiaa, Miguel Ángel Molina Gutiérrezb, Celia Fabra Garridoa

aMIR-Pediatría. Hospital Universitario La Paz. Madrid. España.
bServicio de Urgencias Pediátricas. Hospital Infantil Universitario La Paz. Madrid. España.

Correspondence: SM Siccha. E-mail:

Reference of this article: Siccha Arancibia SM, Molina Gutiérrez MA, Fabra Garrido C. Bilateral hemotympanum secondary to epistaxis. Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2020;22:e143-e145.

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Hemotympanum is defined as the occupation of the tympanic cavity of the middle ear by blood. It is a typical sign of skull base fractures. Cases describing secondary hemotympanum owing to epistaxis are very infrequent. Clinical follow-up is recommended until the resolution of hemotympanum.


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