Otalgia in leprosy of great auricular nerve

  • S. A. Hasan
  • D. S. Sardana
Case Report


A case of Isolated Leprosy of the great auricular nerve, presenting with a neck swelling and Otolgia, is reported. Importance of thickening of great auricular nerve in diagnosis of Leprosy is discussed.


Leprosy Neuritis Skin Patch Caseous Necrosis Epitheloid Cell 
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    Lynch, P. (1978): Great Auricuar nerve in diagnosis of LeprosyBritish Medical Journal 2 : 1340.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar

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© Association of Otolaryngologists of India 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. A. Hasan
    • 1
  • D. S. Sardana
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of E.N.T.G. S. V. M. Medical CollegeKanpur

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