External meatus


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External meatus

The external opening through which urine and seminal fluid (in males only) leave the body.
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The negative electrodes were placed ventral to the external meatus of the ears bilaterally.
All patients were evaluated by history and clinical examination, duration since injury, site of fracture, extent of penile hematoma and blood at external meatus.
Urethral calculi are preponderantly found in the prostatic urethra, the bulb, the proximal penile urethra, the fossa navicularis and external meatus.
Meatotomy may be used if stone is in fossa navicularis or external meatus
Physical examination of the right ear revealed that a large, fleshy mass had filled the entire circumference of the EAC and protruded slightly from within the external meatus.
It is an inflammatory nodule that arises at the posterior lip of the external meatus and is commonly seen after menopause.
Secondary cases may arise following congenital, post-traumatic, iatrogenic, or postinflammatory occlusion or narrowing of the external meatus, which results in retention of squamous debris in the medial portion of the external canal.
A 31-month-old girl presented to the otolaryngology clinic with a history of a narrow left external meatus since birth.
This case demonstrates that neurofibroma of the pinna in the area of the external meatus can produce functional as well as cosmetic impairment, and surgery can produce a very satisfactory result.
If adult relationships are used to gauge the position of the middle ear with respect to the position of the external meatus, the surgeon would enter the middle ear and mastoid region posterior to the vertical portion of the facial nerve and hypoplastic middle ear.
Treatment includes simple toilet of the external meatus and antibiotics for secondary infections.