Tympanic Membrane Perforation Caused by Thunderbolt Strike

Bozan N., Kıroğlu A. F., ARI M., Turan M., Cankaya H.

JOURNAL OF CRANIOFACIAL SURGERY, vol.27, no.8, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Thunderbolt strike is a life-threatening entity. In the patients presenting with thunderbolt strike, the central nervous system and the cardiovascular system should be primarily evaluated, followed by tympanic membrane lesions. The most important symptom connected with ear is the loss of hearing. In this report, a 43-year-old male patient with unilateral tympanic membrane perforation, tinnitus, and bilateral sensorineural hearing loss caused by thunderbolt strike is presented through a review of the literature.