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Pain in the ear; earache.

o·tal′gic adj.


(əʊˈtældʒɪə; -dʒə)
(Pathology) the technical name for earache



a pain or ache in the ear; otalgia.


Medicine. an earache. — otalgic, adj.
See also: Pain
an earache.
See also: Ear


Any form of earache.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.otalgia - an ache localized in the middle or inner earotalgia - an ache localized in the middle or inner ear
ache, aching - a dull persistent (usually moderately intense) pain
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Eight of the patients had otalgia, and the duration of otorrhoea was >12 months in 4 of those patients.
Geniculate neuralgia: the surgical management of primary otalgia.
The ENT service was then asked to interview the patient to evaluate a 1-week history of otalgia, hearing loss, aural fullness, and a buzzing sound.
He complained of hearing loss, frequent ear discharges, and otalgia in left ear of 10-year duration.
Pruritis and otalgia (89% each) were the most common complaints followed by discharge (79%), tinnitus (70%) and hearing loss (61%) as shown in Table 3.
Symptomatic elongation of styloid process or mineralization of stylohyoid ligament is referred to as Eagle's syndrome, which usually presents as a vague head and neck pain radiating to jaws, pharyngodynia, difficulty in swallowing, dysphagia, otalgia, and sensation of foreign body in throat leading to wide range of differential diagnosis.
A 58-year-old immunocompetent man felt febrile and severe otalgia with a frequent dry cough.
More specifically, the presence of middle ear inflammation is indicated by either distinct otalgia or erythema (redness) of the eardrum.
Alem desses, sao tambem relatadas queixas de diminuicao da audicao, dificuldade na compreensao da fala e otalgia [7,8,9].
6) La presentacion clinica tipica suele ser otorrea indolora con multiples perforaciones de la membrana timpanica, los pacientes presentan otalgia significativa, probablemente causada por la presion ejercida por el tejido granulomatoso en la mastoides y sobreinfeccion bacteriana.
Eagle syndrome is a rare condition where elongated temporal styloid processes or calcified stylohyoid ligaments are in conflict with the adjacent anatomical structures giving rise to a complex range of symptoms including otalgia dysphagia foreign body sensation in throat pain along carotid artery distribution and others.
He had noticed left cheek swelling for 4 months and it had been rapidly increasing in size over couple of weeks causing otalgia and right loin aches with off and on hematuria since 3 months.