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October 1972

Acquired Atresia of the External Auditory Canal

Author Affiliations

From the US Naval Hospital, Philadelphia. Dr. Marlowe is now with the Medical College of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1972;96(4):380-383. doi:10.1001/archotol.1972.00770090556017

Complete atresia of the external auditory canal is a very infrequent sequela of acute external otitis. An unusual bilateral case, presenting as hearing loss, was successfully treated surgically, employing a modified meatoplasty technique.

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