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External auditory canal cholesteatoma: A rare complication of tympanoplasty

November 1, 2009  |  Borlingegowda Viswanatha, MS, DLO


The author describes a rare case of external auditory canal cholesteatoma. This particular case occurred in a 20-year-old woman who had undergone a tympanoplasty 1 year earlier. Previous tympanoplasty is one of several known predisposing factors for external auditory canal...

Tympanum-canal angles anteriorly, anteroinferiorly, and inferiorly: A postmortem study of 41 adult crania

September 1, 2009  |  N. Wendell Todd, MD, MPH


The angles formed by the tympanic membrane and the external ear canal anteriorly, anteroinferiorly, and inferiorly can pose surgical challenges, and the spaces they form can harbor iatrogenic cholesteatoma. The range of values previously reported for these angles-27° to 60°-...

Foreign body in the external auditory canal

July 1, 2009  |  Mary Burton, AuD and Arun K. Gadre, MD

Auricular ossification resulting in external auditory canal stenosis

March 1, 2008  |  Matthew J. Carfrae, MD and David Foyt, MD


We report the case of a 49-year-old man who presented with left aural fullness, hearing loss, and a stenotic left external auditory meatus. Physical examination and computed tomography revealed the presence of an idiopathic ossification of the cartilaginous auricle and external...

Attic cholesteatoma

October 1, 2007  |  J. Walter Kutz Jr., MD; Derald E. Brackmann, MD

A 67-year-old man presented with a long history of hearing loss. He denied otorrhea, otalgia, and a history of ear infections.

An evaluation of auditory exostoses in 621 prehistoric human skulls from coastal Brazil

August 1, 2007  |  Maria Mercedes M. Okumura, PhD; Célia Helena C. Boyadjian, BA; Sabine Eggers, PhD
Auditory exostoses are bone anomalies located on the floor of the external auditory canal. They frequently...

Bilateral cerebellopontine angle metastatic melanoma: A case report

July 1, 2007  |  Abraham Jacob, MD; Rebecca P. Brightman, MD; D. Bradley Welling MD, PhD
Although melanoma accounts for approximately 1% of all malignancies, melanoma metastases to the cerebello-...

Epidermolysis bullosa

April 1, 2007  |  James Lin, MD; Jose N. Fayad, MD

Amyloidosis of the external auditory canal and middle ear: Unusual ear tumor

February 1, 2007  |  Heitham Gheriani, FRCSI, FRCSEd; Rajesh Tewary, MD, FRCSEd; Timothy J. O'Sullivan, FRCS(C)

Multiple angiomas of the external auditory canal in a patient with Sturge-Weber syndrome

January 1, 2007  |  Matthew E. Dahl, MD; Marcella Bothwell, MD; Scot D. Hirschi, MD

Role of impacted cerumen in hearing loss

October 1, 2006  |  Sethu T. Subha, MS (ORL); Rajagopalan Raman, MS (ORL)
We performed a study to determine if cerumen in the ear canal causes significant hearing loss and to ascertain...

Cholesteatoma of the external auditory canal in an immunocompromised patient

October 1, 2006  |  Arun K. Gadre, MD; Jennifer Davies, MD


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