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Auricular ossification resulting in external auditory canal stenosis

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March 1, 2008
by 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 auditory canal. The patient was successfully treated with meatoplasty. Pathologic examination of the removed specimen revealed osseous metaplasia.

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