Question: A 28 year old otherwise healthy woman is involved in a car accident and sustains an otic-capsule sparing right temporal bone fracture. Two days in to her hospitalization, the nursing staff notices constant but slow right sided clear otorrhea. Examination reveals a perforation in the TM with fluid emanating from the middle ear space. A sample is sent for beta-2 transferrin testing, which returns positive. What is the likelihood that this resolves spontaneously?
[Answer will be posted with next week's new question]
Answer to last week's question, "Cell Targets" (January 8, 2018)