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External auditory canal stenting with nonlatex glove and Gelfoam

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February 24, 2016
by Judy C. Pan, MD; Tucker M. Harris, MD

Abstract

External auditory canal stenosis, although uncommon, is a condition that is sometimes encountered by otolaryngologists. This condition has been shown to result from inflammatory changes that may be incited by many different causes. Various methods of stenting the canal open postoperatively have been described. We describe a readily accessible and inexpensive method of stenting the canal open postoperatively. The technique presented has been used effectively in all age groups at our institution, in cases ranging from trauma to postmastoidectomy procedures.

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