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CASE IN POINT - CLINICS IN OTOLOGY
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 174-176

Post traumatic external auditory canal stenosis causing conductive hearing loss


Department of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, New Delhi, India

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Dr. Aniruddha Sarkar
Department of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, New Delhi
India
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DOI: 10.4103/astrocyte.astrocyte_75_16

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Acquired external auditory canal stenosis is an uncommon entity which can arise from a number of different causes including infection, trauma, neoplasia, inflammation, and radiotherapy. Posttrauma stenosis is extremely rare; only 10% of stenosis is caused by trauma in many series. Patients generally suffer from conductive hearing loss. Surgery is the treatment of choice for posttraumatic canal stenosis. The main objective of the surgery is to produce a dry, patent ear canal by removing the stenotic segment, enlarging the bony canal, and performing wide meatoplasty. In this paper, we report a case of posttraumatic external auditory canal stenosis, following foreign body reaction which was entrapped in the canal during trauma, which was managed successfully 1 year after the trauma.


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