Case series: A novel technique for the treatment of external auditory canal stenosis

Zachary Farhood, John S. Muus, Daniel K. Chang, Joseph Edmonds

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1765-1770
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Volume79
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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