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The external ear 

The external ear
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The external ear
Author(s):

Rogan Corbridge

and Nicholas Steventon

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198725312.003.0005
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date: 18 January 2022

Conditions affecting the outer ear are discussed, including congenital abnormalities, infections, trauma, and malignancy. Methods of ear wax removal and their advantages and disadvantages are tabulated. Management of the serious infection of necrotizing otitis externa usually affecting patients with diabetes is outlined. Skin cancer affecting the skin of the pinna and its treatment are listed. The rare condition of carcinoma of the external auditory canal, its classification, and treatment planning are documented.

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