Indium 111-labeled white blood cell scintigraphy as an unreliable indicator of malignant external otitis resolution

M. I. Redleaf, Simon I Angeli, B. F. McCabe

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Abstract

The field of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery has seen many advances in the treatment and prognosis of malignant external otitis (MEO). However, establishing the resolution of the infection remains problematic. A recent report suggests that indium 111-labeled white blood cell scintigraphy may be a reliable and timely indicator of resolution of infection. We present a case of a false-negative white blood cell scan in a patient with persistent MEO. A discussion of this case and a review of the literature illustrate that there continues to be no 'gold standard' for establishing MEO resolution.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)444-448
Number of pages5
JournalAnnals of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology
Volume103
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994
Externally publishedYes

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Otitis Externa
Indium
Radionuclide Imaging
Leukocytes
Otolaryngology
Infection
Neck
Head
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • external otitis
  • indium
  • indium radioisotope
  • leukocytes
  • osteomyelitis
  • radionuclide studies
  • scintigraphy
  • temporal bone

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology

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Indium 111-labeled white blood cell scintigraphy as an unreliable indicator of malignant external otitis resolution. / Redleaf, M. I.; Angeli, Simon I; McCabe, B. F.

In: Annals of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology, Vol. 103, No. 6, 01.01.1994, p. 444-448.

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