An otolaryngology (ENT) resident stopped by the WiscMed booth at the 2021 ENT OTO Experience conference in Los Angeles, CA to experience the Wispr Digital Otoscope. The Wispr Digital Otoscope was used to perform an exam on her right ear. This image was obtained. What is your diagnosis?
The resident has an extruded and encrusted ventilation tube.
Take a look at the complete video of this exam which demonstrates the power of the Wispr Digital Otoscope to help with diagnosis. Note how the distal camera on the Wispr is able to obtain a clear view of the annulus of the ventilation tube, confirming the object. The ventilation tube is most likely encrusted with keratin and cerumen (ear wax) which is why the nature of the object was initially unclear.