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meatus

[mē′ād·əs]
(anatomy)
A natural opening or passage in the body.
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Distal strictures are rare (1%), and fistulas are met in 4% of the cases (0.5% Meatal retraction and 1% Urethrocutaneous fistulas).
(4-11) These include partial turbinectomy, middle turbinate suture conchopexy, and the placement of septal flaps, metal clips, bioabsorbable implants, and middle meatal spacers.
Urethral obstruction rarely happens after circumcision; some serious cases of urinary retention have been reported after using PlastiBell device and in one case meatal obstruction led to septic shock, metabolic disturbances, and finally death in a neonate [4].
In this report, we present a very rare case of COM who underwent revision mastoidectomy in our clinic due to meatal obstruction in the right ear, total sensorineural hearing loss, and pain and tenderness in the postauricular region.
Daily meatal cleansing without the use of antiseptics is also recommended (IHI, 2011).
After preoperation assessment including subjective complains (snoring, sleep apnea, nasal blockage, mouth breathing, and daytime fatigue) and objective assessment (BMI, ENT examination, PSG, and computed tomography [CT] scan), all 12 patients went through bilateral endoscopic total ethmoidectomy, bilateral endoscopic middle meatal antrostomy with removal of maxillary sinus tissue, bilateral submucous resection of the inferior turbinates, and bilateral outfracturing of the inferior turbinates.
Penile trauma complicating circumcision has been reported, with varying degrees ranging from skin or meatal injury, partial glanular amputation to total penile amputation4,5,7.
Intraoperatively, he was found to have a 3cmx3cm well-defined, spherical, grayish/ white mass with broad-based attachment to right inferior meatal lateral wall.
Some 10-20% of boys circumcised neonatally develop meatal stenosis, a narrowing of the urethral opening that requires intervention.