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Abstract

A modified technique for performing total ear canal ablations is described. This technique requires less dissection than the standard technique and maintains a portion of the distal vertical ear canal. Subtotal ear canal ablations were performed in 18 dogs and one cat for the treatment of otitis...

Author(s)
Mathews, K. G.; Hardie, E. M.; Murphy, K. M.
Publisher
American Animal Hospital Association, Denver, USA
Citation
Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association, 2006, 42, 5, pp 371-380
Abstract

A one-year-old, neutered male Scottish Fold cat was presented with possible ceruminous adenocarcinomas that had occurred simultaneously and symmetrically in both external ear canals. Macroscopically, there were a bleeding ulcerated papule that was black and 5 mm in diameter in the left ear canal,...

Author(s)
Yamada, S.; Kayama, S.; Tokuda, M.; Tatsuno, Y.; Aiuchi, M.
Publisher
Japanese Society of Veterinary Dermatology, Tokyo, Japan
Citation
Japanese Journal of Veterinary Dermatology, 2012, 18, 2, pp 99-102
Abstract

Dogs and, less frequently, cats are commonly affected by infections of the external (otitis externa) and middle ear (otitis media). Cocker Spaniels, Dachshunds, Bassets, Golden Retrievers and German Shepherds are notoriously susceptible to repeated ear infections. The resistance of cats to the ear...

Author(s)
Bižokas, V.; Skipskis, V.; Kvalkauskas, J.
Publisher
Lietuvos Veterinarijos Akademija, Kaunas, Lithuania
Citation
Veterinarija ir Zootechnika, 2008, No.41, pp 3-11
Abstract

External ear canal surgery is performed to provide exposure and drainage or to remove irreversibly inflamed/infected tissues or neoplasms. As a general rule, surgical intervention is considered only when appropriate medical treatments for otitis externa have failed. Neglected chronic otitis externa...

Author(s)
Degórska, B.; Sterna, J.
Publisher
Krajowa Izba Lekarsko Weterynaryjna, Warszawa, Poland
Citation
Życie Weterynaryjne, 2005, 80, 3, pp 174-176
Abstract

Inner ear disease can be either primary, with dysfunction of the cochlea or the vestibulum or both, as a result of pathology of the inner ear itself; or secondary as a result of extension of disease from surrounding structures, usually the middle ear. Inner ear dysfunction is usually demonstrated...

Author(s)
Haar, G. ter
Publisher
Federation of European Companion Animal Veterinary Associations (FECAVA), Paris, France
Citation
European Journal of Companion Animal Practice, 2006, 16, 2, pp 127-136
Abstract

There are several disease processes of the ear and pinna that warrant surgical intervention. This article reviews surgical anatomy and common surgical procedures of the ear and pinna, including aural hematomas, lateral wall resection, vertical ear canal resection, total ear canal ablation and...

Author(s)
Lanz, O. I.; Wood, B. C.
Publisher
W.B. Saunders, Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Veterinary Clinics of North America, Small Animal Practice, 2004, 34, 2, pp 567-599
Abstract

Between January 1985 and May 1987 53 ears of 35 dogs and five cats with chronic otitis externa were operated on using the pull-through technique for vertical canal ablation. Their postoperative follow-up is analysed, evaluated and described in detail. The results were good. Complications which...

Author(s)
Tirgari, M.
Citation
Journal of Small Animal Practice, 1988, 29, 3, pp 165-175
Abstract

Vertical auditory canals were ablated by conventional technique in 7 dogs and by the pull-through technique in 11 dogs (1 bilateral) and one cat. Skin healing by the first intention was uneventful in 18 cases. Results were very satisfactory in 15 cases and satisfactory in 2. There was no recurrence ...

Author(s)
Tirgari, M.; Pinniger, R. S.
Citation
Journal of Small Animal Practice, 1986, 27, 3, pp 123-131