On presentation, the bird, weighing 348 g, had a mildly thin body condition (4/9), bilateral incipient cataracts, a tan-to-yellow soft mass visible within but not protruding from the left external auditory meatus
, and dried blood on the feathers surrounding the meatus.
If the battery comes to be lodged in the external auditory meatus
(EAM) a severe tissue reaction develops and this is often compounded by a delay in diagnosis.
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.
The fact that there was a diverticulum bulging into the hypo-and lower mesotympanum and posterior external auditory meatus
leads us to think that the conductive hearing loss was likely due to interference with the tympanic membrane.
MALIGNANT LESIONS: PRIMARY MALIGNANCIES: Cancer of the ear arising in the external auditory meatus
, middle ear cleft or in a mastoid cavity is a rare disease.
B-cell lymphoma of the external auditory meatus
. J Laryngol Otol 2002;116(1):39-41.
A solitary fibrous tumor in the external auditory meatus
. Auris Nasus Larynx 31 (2004) 65-67.
(1-3) Ceruminous glands are modified apocrine glands of the external auditory meatus
; they rarely give rise to malignant change.
CASE REPORT: A 52-year-old man was admitted with complaints of vesicular eruptions on the right pinna and external auditory meatus
, otalgia and facial weakness i.e.
The indications for treatment in this case were the patient's sensation of a mass effect, the encroachment of the mass onto the external auditory meatus
, and a cosmetic deformity.
(13-15) We hypothesize that the acidic pH serves to reacidify the external auditory meatus
, promoting the recovery of the stratum corneum barrier function.
Specimen of molluscum contagiosum developed in the external auditory meatus
. London Medical Gazette 1850;46: 2614.