cerumen


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cerumen

[sə′rü·mən]
(physiology)
The waxy secretion of the ceruminous glands of the external ear. Also known as earwax.
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The combination of the squamous epithelium of the EAC with secretions from the glands forms a serum with cerumen, and this protects the EAC from infection (2, 3).
There is no evidence that they remove impacted cerumen, and candling can cause serious damage to the ear canal and eardrum.
Otoscopical evaluation of affected ear in dogs with aural hematoma showed pink, smooth and healthy ear canal with or without few hair follicles and minimum cerumen.
Common causes that are clinically evident and typically do not require imaging are cerumen impaction, foreign bodies or fluid/pus, as in the case of otitis externa.
Com relacao a meatoscopia, foi verificado que 733 (93,7%) orelhas nao apresentaram alteracoes e 49 (6,3%) apresentaram, sendo o excesso de cerumen a mais observada.
These include midface hypoplasia, small size of the pinna, stenotic external auditory canal predisposing to cerumen impaction (40-50%) and small eustachian tubes openings.
Usually cerumen is produced in small quantities and emerges naturally from the ear.
Somente tres dos 30 caprinos que tiveram os condutos examinados apresentaram sinais clinicos de otocariase, incluindo aumento da quantidade de cerumen, crostas lameladas e esbranquicadas e secrecao purulenta.
Blocked ear canals related to an overproduction of cerumen cause itching, pain, and loss of hearing.
Various predisposing factors include a humid climate presence of cerumen instrumentation of the ear increased use of topical antibiotics / steroidpreparations4 immunocompromised host patients who have undergone open cavity mastoidectomy and those who wear hearing aids with occlusive ear mold.
Descriptive statistics were used to determine the frequency with which the caregivers reported otological symptoms, the presence of cerumen, and otological status of otitis media for the age groups 2-5 years and 6-15 years.
He'd seen 2 other physicians on separate occasions who had prescribed antibiotics and ear drops for cerumen removal, yet his symptoms persisted.