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meatus

[mē′ād·əs]
(anatomy)
A natural opening or passage in the body.
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Carefully, herpetic vesicles, erythematous ulcerative, and crusted scars were observed around the left external acoustic meatus.
7) Also, the persistence of this foramen is a possible risk factor for otologic complications after arthroscopy of the temporomandibular joint, herniation of the temporomandibular joint into the external acoustic meatus, tumor metastasis into the cranial cavity, and salivary gland fistula through this foramen.
With T2-weighted image it is possible to assess the cochlea, the semicircular canals, the internal acoustic meatus and the cerebello-pontine angle.
Otitis externa is a common acoustic meatus illness diagnosed in veterinary clinics (HARVEY et al.

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