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meatus

[mē′ād·əs]
(anatomy)
A natural opening or passage in the body.
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Temporal branch of the Middle Cerebral Artery (MCA) was identified in the sylvial fissure, 6 cm above the external auditory meatus and was mobilized.
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Exclusion criteria were total or subtotal perforations, sensori-neural hearing loss, patients having malformations of ears like too small external auditory meatus, or having foci of infection like deflected nasal septum (DNS), chronic tonsillitis.
In some of our cases (n=7), soft tissues occupied all spaces at the time of CT study with antral expansion, abutting the ossicular chain and bulging into the external auditory meatus.
For the swelling five points on face were selected; lateral canthus of the eye, corner of the mouth, bony prominence on the chin, external auditory meatus and angle of the mandible.
Right external auditory meatus and canal were hypoplastic with thickened walls (Figures 5(c) and 5(d)).
Historically Acoustic Schwannoma had been diagnosed on plain radiography and conventional tomography by the presence of widening Internal Auditory Meatus (IAM).
In the absence of CC, Luc's abscess can be easily treated by limited surgical procedures either by pus drainage through an incision in the superior part of the external auditory meatus or through retroauricular incision combined with myringotomy and grommet insertion [7, 8].
A vertical line is made with an indelible pencil from above the helix, through the center of the external auditory meatus, and through and beyond the center of the lobe of the natural ear and a horizontal line from the helix through the center of the external auditory meatus and beyond the tragus of the natural ear.
The sound intensity of the vuvuzela can irreversibly damage the external auditory meatus.