Board Review 2 – Case 2

Neuroradiology board review. This lecture is geared towards the ABR core exam for residents, but it would be useful for review for the ABR certifying exam or certificate of added qualification (CAQ) exam for neuroradiology.

More description and the answer (spoiler!) are seen below the video.

This case shows a patient with hearing loss some thickening of the bone in the external auditory canals. It is bilaterally symmetric and causes severe EAC narrowing.

The diagnosis is: surfer’s ear, or exostosis of the external auditory canal.