Otoscopy :: THE EXTERNAL CANAL :: Fig7_27
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Otomycosis
(Aspergillus Niger)

Otomycosis
(Aspergillus Niger)

Description : In advanced cases the ear canal may be filled with a whitish or creamy, thick material.

Numerous mycelia with brown fruiting heads are visible. A brownish yellow mucopurulent exudate is present behind.

There may be a fluffy appearance, due to the presence of tiny mycelia.

When the infection is caused by Aspergillus niger, it may be possible to identify the tiny greyishblack conidiophores or fruiting heads.

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