Trauma to the external auditory canal and temporal bone

D. D. Backous, L. B. Minor, J. K. Niparko

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Sources of trauma to the external auditory canal range from impaction of small foreign bodies to severely comminuted temporal bone fractures sustained after blunt or penetrating forces. This article provides an overview of commonly encountered injuries. The proposed systematic approach to evaluation and management is meant to serve as a guide to individualizing patient care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)853-867
Number of pages15
JournalOtolaryngologic Clinics of North America
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 30 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology


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