This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables.
Cases of marked reduction in hearing due to malformation of both external auditory canals are comparatively rare. This report gives a brief record of such a case, in which gratifying functional results have followed plastic surgical relief of the deformity.
REPORT OF CASE
J. J., a girl, 14 years of age, was born to American missionaries in Hankow, China, and was referred to me by Dr. H. W. Miller of Shanghai, in June, 1930. Her right auricle showed no evidence of an external auditory canal, the left one having a rudimentary canal (fig. 1). Her hearing was markedly impaired. Two younger sisters (aged 11 and 7 years, respectively) were physically normal and had excellent hearing. No developmental anomalies were known to have occurred among the family antecedents. The patient herself had a well proportioned body showing no other deformities. When presented she weighed 109 pounds (49.4 Kg.) and her height
COLVER BN. BILATERAL ATRESIA OF THE EXTERNAL AUDITORY CANAL WITHOUT MALFORMATION OF THE CONCHA: REPORT OF A CASE WITH SURGICAL RELIEF. Arch Otolaryngol. 1933;17(4):476–483. doi:10.1001/archotol.1933.03570050466002
Coronavirus Resource Center
Customize your JAMA Network experience by selecting one or more topics from the list below.
Create a personal account or sign in to: