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Can an inner ear infection be seen with otoscope?

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Dr. Kevin Windisch
Pediatrics
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In brief: No

The middle ear is visible across the tympanic membrane but the inner ear is burried deep within the temporal bone and cannot be visualized on physical exam.

In brief: No

The middle ear is visible across the tympanic membrane but the inner ear is burried deep within the temporal bone and cannot be visualized on physical exam.
Dr. Kevin Windisch
Dr. Kevin Windisch
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Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

The inner ear is housed in dense bone (densist in the body) behind the ear drum. "inner ear infections" - labrynthitis are usually diagnosed with a good history.

In brief: No

The inner ear is housed in dense bone (densist in the body) behind the ear drum. "inner ear infections" - labrynthitis are usually diagnosed with a good history.
Dr. Patrick Melder
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