canalplasty

canalplasty

ENT A procedure used to repair defects of the external auditory canal by removing abnormal bone growth–eg, anterior overhang or exostosis, removal and replacement of intractably infected mucocutaneous tissue in the canal and enlargement or straightening of a stenotic or tortuous external auditory canal

canalplasty

(kan'al-plas?te) [ canal + -plasty]
Surgery to reopen a narrow, closed, or clogged external auditory canal. It is used, for example, in patients with external otitis that has not responded to medical therapy. Synonym: canaloplasty (3)
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In conclusion, no correlation between high-frequency hearing loss and use of a powered drill for canalplasty during type I tympanoplasty was found in this pediatric population.
Importantly, no significant difference was observed in BC hearing results pre- and postoperatively between 500 and 4,000 Hz, which would suggest that use of a powered drill during canalplasty is safe.
Stapes fixation, cholesteatoma involvement of the malleus, ineligible mucosal inflammation, wet middle ear, and accompanying bony canalplasty were the intraoperative exclusion criteria for this study and were checked from operation notes.
Canalplasty can be attempted in recurrent cases of keratosis obturans with promising results.
Canalplasty for chronic intractable external otitis and keratosis obturans Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery.
Comparitive study of hearing improvement in type 1 tympanoplasty with and without canalplasty.
The three most common indications for Thiersch grafting are for skin repair following (1) a canalplasty for the treatment of congenital external auditory canal atresia or intractable otitis externa, (2) a canal-wall-down mastoidectomy, and (3) a tympanoplasty with a moderate to large canalplasty.