external auditory meatus


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ex·ter·nal a·cous·tic me·a·tus

[TA]
the passage leading inward through the tympanic portion of the temporal bone, from the auricle to the tympanic membrane; it consists of a bony (inner) portion and a fibrocartilaginous (outer) portion, the cartilaginous external acoustic meatus.

external auditory canal, external auditory meatus

ex·ter·nal a·cous·tic me·a·tus

(eks-tĕr'năl ă-kūs'tik mē-ā'tŭs) [TA]
The passage leading inward through the tympanic portion of the temporal bone, from the auricle to the tympanic membrane; it consists of a bony (inner) portion and a fibrocartilaginous (outer) portion, the cartilaginous external acoustic meatus.

external auditory meatus

The skin-lined external passage of the ear, leading from the outside to the eardrum (tympanic membrane).

auditory canal

or

external auditory meatus

the canal leading from the PINNA (outer ear) to the ear drum.

auditory

pertaining to the ear or the sense of hearing.

auditory apparatus
comprises the tympanic membrane, the auditory ossicles that connect the membrane to the oval window to the internal ear, the membranous labyrinth and its contained endolymph, the labyrinth's cochlear duct, the organ of Corti, a specialized sensory epithelium lining the duct, the sensory hair cells of the organ of Corti and the sensory receptors of the auditory nerve that terminate at the base of the hair cells.
auditory bulb
the membranous labyrinth and cochlea.
auditory conditioning signals
sounds used to condition animals to certain procedures or events, such as gathering at the sound of a bell or trumpet, milking to the sound of a radio, whistle signals to a sheep dog.
external auditory meatus
air-filled tubular extension of the auricle leading to the eardrum.
internal auditory meatus
a canal in the petrous temporal bone that accommodates the VIIth and VIIIth cranial nerves.
auditory nerve
the eighth cranial nerve; called also vestibulocochlear nerve and acoustic nerve. See Table 14.
auditory ossicles
the malleus, incus and stapes, the three small bones of the tympanic cavity of the ear. They form a connecting bony system from the tympanic membrane to the oval window that is the opening to the internal ear.
auditory tube
the narrow channel connecting the nasopharynx to the middle ear. See also pharyngotympanic tube.
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During the procedure, he was found to have ossification of the external auditory meatus.
In this article, we share our experience with the use of an angled pediatric rigid endoscope during tympanoplasty to visualize the middle ear structure through the external auditory meatus without the need for lowering the scutum.
Otoscopy identified what appeared to be a well-defined, skin-covered, 4-mm mass arising from the anteroinferior aspect of the external auditory meatus.