Patent foramen of Huschke and spontaneous salivary fistula

J Laryngol Otol. 1984 Jan;98(1):83-5. doi: 10.1017/s0022215100146225.


A rare case of spontaneous salivary fistula in the external ear canal is presented. Its possible aetiology is discussed in the light of developmental and surgical anatomy, and the method of surgical closure is described.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Ear Canal*
  • Ear Diseases* / etiology
  • Female
  • Fistula* / etiology
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Parotid Gland*
  • Salivary Gland Fistula* / etiology
  • Temporal Bone*