Spontaneous temporomandibular joint fistula into the external auditory canal

J Otolaryngol. 1988 Feb;17(1):29-31.


The clinical and radiological findings in a patient who developed a spontaneous fistula between the right temporo-mandibular joint and the external auditory canal are presented. A high resolution CT scan revealed that the fistula had developed through a congenital dehiscence in the anterior wall of the tympanic bone.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Ear Canal*
  • Female
  • Fistula / diagnosis*
  • Hernia / diagnosis
  • Hernia / diagnostic imaging
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Temporomandibular Joint*
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed