Hemotympanums secondary to spontaneous epistaxis in a 7-year-old

Timothy R. Hurtado, Wesley G. Zeger

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Hemotympanum is a well-known physical finding most often associated with basilar skull fractures and therapeutic nasal packing. A literature review demonstrated only five cases of hemotympanum associated with spontaneous epistaxis in adults. To our knowledge, there have been no reported cases in children. We present a case of a 7-year-old child with bilateral hemotympanums secondary to spontaneous epistaxis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)61-63
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Emergency Medicine
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2004
Externally publishedYes


  • Epistaxis
  • Hemotympanum
  • Pediatrics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine


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