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CT Case Review: Bacterial Otitis Media and Externa

Published (20.03.2019) via

Epica International Announcement

San Clemente, California, USA

By Dr. Robert O'Brien, DVM, DACVR


4-year-old male neutered domestic short haired cat that presented with a history of chronic ear scratching. Recently the patient developed a head tilt. On physical examination the patient had soft tissue swelling to the left base of the skull, head tilt, and nystagmus. The left ear canal was occluded at the junction of the horizontal and vertical ear canal regions.

Imaging Protocol:

A survey and post-i.v. contrast CT was performed of the head. The contrast dose was 2ml ml/lb BW of Iohexol (300mg/ml iodine) contrast media; given as a bolus prior to image initiation. Download Full Review.

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