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Osteoma of the external auditory canal

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March 1, 2012
by Andrew J. Ebelhar, BS and Arun K. Gadre, MD, FACS

Single osteomas can be removed surgically via one of two routes, depending on their location. Those arising lateral to the isthmus of the external auditory canal can be removed under local anesthesia using a transmeatal approach; those arising medial to the isthmus should be removed under general anesthesia using a postauricular approach.

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