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external ear

[ek¦stərn·əl ′ēr]
(anatomy)
The portion of the ear that receives sound waves, including the pinna and external auditory meatus.
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Abstract: A 5-year-old lovebird (Agapornis roseicollis) was presented with scaly crusts around both external ear openings and exudate present around the left ear.
6) Anthropometric studies had been carried out on the external ear of children with different conditions such as cleft lip/palate, (7) Down's syndrome, (8) chromosomal abnormalities, like aneuploidy.
Emeritus ENT and head and neck surgeon Kaluskar, citing considerable lacunae in the area of diseases of the external ear, presents Diseases of the External Ear.
Otitis externa is inflammation of external ear canal.
The presentation of congenital facial palsy with external ear canal atresia and normal middle and inner ears is a rare presentation.
Seriously, though, this behavior is to be distinguished from the dramatic tilting of the head that may suggest an inner ear infection (the inner ear is important for the maintenance of balance) or that may be seen when cats have ear mites or an external ear infection.
The cultures were taken from the oropharynx/neck (60%), nasal or sinus cavity (38%), and middle or external ear (2%).
Clinical signs include erythema of the ear canal, purulent otorrhea, and pain on movement of the external ear.
Use a mineral oil applied to lint or cotton and gently wipe the surface of the external ear.
When all is working well, ear wax slowly migrates out towards the external ear canal opening.

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