external auditory meatus

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external auditory meatus

[ek′stərn·əl ′ȯd·ə‚tȯr·ē mē′ād·əs]
(anatomy)
The external passage of the ear, leading to the tympanic membrane in reptiles, birds, and mammals.
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Hansen, "Ganglion cyst presenting as an external auditory canal mass," Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, vol.
Treatments and outcomes of malignant tumors of external auditory canal. Am J Otolaryngol Head Neck Med Surg.
Although the mechanism of primary otic pneumocystosis is as yet unclear, it has been suggested that it may follow airborne invasion by trophozoites of the external auditory canal (6) and that the middle ear may become involved after spread from nasopharyngeal carriage via the eustachian tube.
Sixty-six contributed chapters cover the discipline, beginning with otologic instrumentation, continuing with miscellaneous auditory canal problems, malignancies of the temporal bone, congenital malformation of the external auditory canal and middle ear, and on through the many procedures and conditions important to otologic surgeons, ending with vascular considerations.
The outer ear consists of the auricle, the external auditory canal, and the tympanic membrane or ear drum.
This means that in addition to an appropriate antibiotic, successful topical therapy involves two other essential elements: removal of debris from the external auditory canal and control of granulation tissue.
Problems occur in the external auditory canal when moisture gets stuck inside this tube.
They mostly occur in the external auditory canal, although rare cases have been observed in the middle ear space [1, 2].
Malignant otitis externa (MOE) is a rare fatal inflammatory disease of the external auditory canal, temporal bone, and skull base (1).
Otoscopic examination revealed a skin-colored, hair-bearing, dome-shaped mass over the posterior wall of the cartilaginous part of the right external auditory canal (EAC) (figure, A).
Sharp, "Chondroma of the external auditory canal," Journal of Laryngology and Otology, vol.

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