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CTscan inflammatory soft tissue middle ear partially surrounding the auditory ossicles extends in2 Prussak's space. Meaning? What's Prussak's space?

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Dr. Julian Henley
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In brief: Ear infection

Prussacs space is the area of thin tympanic membrane at the neck of the malleus.
In early infections it is an area of retraction. Over time inflammatory tissue can expand and cause chronic problems in the ear. Office exam with microscope can easily monitor that area without the necessity of CT scan. Rarely chronic drainage and infection marks the development of cholestetoma

In brief: Ear infection

Prussacs space is the area of thin tympanic membrane at the neck of the malleus.
In early infections it is an area of retraction. Over time inflammatory tissue can expand and cause chronic problems in the ear. Office exam with microscope can easily monitor that area without the necessity of CT scan. Rarely chronic drainage and infection marks the development of cholestetoma
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