external auditory canal


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external auditory canal

n.
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Noun1.external auditory canal - either of the passages in the outer ear from the auricle to the tympanic membraneexternal auditory canal - either of the passages in the outer ear from the auricle to the tympanic membrane
auricular point, auriculare - the craniometric point at the center of the opening of the external acoustic meatus
meatus - a natural body passageway
external ear, outer ear - the part of the ear visible externally
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Tick bites in the external auditory canal. Auris Nasus Larynx 2007; 34(3): 375-7.
Leiomyoma of the external auditory canal. Am J Otol 1996; 17: 133-6.
Penetrating injury through the external auditory meatus (cotton-tipped applicators, stone, etc.); surgical trauma; blast; barotrauma through the external auditory canal or through the Eustachian tube; and lightning are the other causes (2).
The Pathophysiology of traumatic TM perforation is sudden rise in the air pressure of the external auditory canal which leads to rupture of the thinnest part of the membrane to the extent depending upon the amount of change of pressure.
External auditory canal cholesteatoma: A rare complication of tympanoplasty.
Endoscopic examination confirmed mass formation and inflammation in the external auditory canal. Imaging examination revealed an intracranial space-occupying lesion and further evidence of otitis media.
Longitudinal fractures very often pass through the external auditory canal, and usually tear the tympanic membrane producing bleeding from the external auditory area and leading to conductive hearing loss.
The structures that develop from the first branchial cleft are the cavum conchae, external auditory canal, and outer layer of the tympanic membrane.
Otoscopy revealed a cystic lesion arising from the anterior inferior wall of the left external auditory canal (Figure 1).
External auditory canal was visualised with a microscope and the canal occlusion released as the reduction was done.

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