Mastoid Cavity Myiasis: A Case Report and Review of the Literature
Otology and Neurotology
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Objective: We report a case study of mastoid cavity aural myiasis in an urban developed setting and review the relevant literature. Data Source: Retrospective case report and review of the English literature via PubMed. Data Selection: English-language articles concerning aural myiasis and mastoid cavity myiasis were included. Data Extraction: Two previous case reports of mastoid cavity myiasis were identified and analyzed. Conclusion: Neglected mastoid cavity care, low socioeconomic status, poor personal hygiene, homelessness, and chronic suppurative otitis media are likely contributing factors to this uncommon presentation occurring in an urban setting.
Aural myiasis; Larval mastoiditis; Mastoid cavity; Socioeconomic determinants of health
Medicine and Health | Otolaryngology | Otorhinolaryngologic Diseases
Mastoid Cavity Myiasis: A Case Report and Review of the Literature.
Otology and Neurotology, 40(6),