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April 1933

EXOSTOSIS OF THE EXTERNAL AUDITORY CANAL: Removal with the Electric Burr

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NEW YORK
From the Otological Department, Beth Israel Hospital.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1933;17(4):560-561. doi:10.1001/archotol.1933.03570050550008

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Abstract

A. G. was first seen by me in October, 1926, when he was 10 years of age. He had been referred for tonsillectomy, because of an attack of tonsillitis four months previously, which had been followed by an acute rheumatic attack and endocarditis. As long as he could remember, the left ear had felt "clogged," especially on arising in the morning.

Examination showed, in addition to badly diseased tonsils, a firm growth in the left external auditory canal, which was not bony in consistency. The diagnosis of a cartilaginous growth was made. This was about the size of a pea, and occluded about three quarters of the external canal. It arose from the posteroinferior part of the external canal.

The tonsils were removed on October 30, and at the same time the growth in the external canal was removed. This was done easily with a curet. It proved

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