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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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.