External auditory canal (EAC) stenosis can exist as an isolated problem, as a component of craniofacial disorders, or in association with genetic syndromes. We present ?ve cases and demonstrate the efficacy of a minimally invasive way of opening the EAC, facilitating better hearing, easier office examination, and allowing for other necessary treatments such as ear tube placement or use of a hearing aid. Follow-up ranged from 1 to 19 months, with all patients demonstrating signi?cant improvement. We believe this is a novel surgical approach which is easy to perform, cost effective, and may be applicable to a wide range of patients.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology|
|State||Published - Oct 1 2015|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health