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Relating to cerumen.
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Relating to cerumen.
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(sĕ-roo′mĕn) [L. cera, wax]
A substance secreted by glands at the outer third of the ear canal. Usually cerumen does not accumulate in the ear canal, but it may clog the channel in some persons; the cerumen may become impacted and must be physically removed, not by irrigation of the canal but by use of a curette. Soft cerumen is easily removed by gentle syringe instillation of water in the canal.
ceruminalceruminous (sĕ-roo′mĭ-năl) (sĕ-roo′mĭ-nŭs), adjective
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World Health Organization Classification of the Histologic Types of the Tumors of the Ear and the Temporal Bonea Descriptor ICD-O Codes (b) Squamous cell carcinoma 8070/3 Ceruminous adenocarcinoma 8420/3 Ceruminous adenoid cystic carcinoma 8200/3 Ceruminous mucoepidermoid carcinoma 8430/3 Ceruminous adenoma 8420/0 Ceruminous pleomorphic adenoma Ceruminous syringocystadenoma papilliferum Middle ear adenoma (carcinoid) Middle ear adenocarcinoma Aggressive papillary tumor 8260/1 Endolymphatic sac tumor 8140/3 Vestibular schwannoma 9560/0 Meningioma 9530/0 (a) Reproduced with permission from the World Health Organization (WHO)/International Agency for Research on Cancer.
Ceruminous glands in ear meatus of domestic fowl: morphology, histochemistry and ultrastructure.
DISCUSSION: Ceruminous glands are modified apocrine sweat glands limited to outer 1/3 of external auditory canal.
A ceruminous pleomorphic adenoma is identical to a salivary gland pleomorphic adenoma, thus showing chondromyxoid matrix material juxtaposed to, and blended with, epithelium, with the added feature of ceruminous differentiation among the epithelial cells.
They separated the tumors into 4 types: (1) ceruminous gland adenocarcinoma, (2) ceruminous adenoma, (3) adenoid cystic carcinoma, and (4) pleomorphic adenoma.
Its location and the patient's age rendered the diagnosis of ceruminous adenoma unlikely, and protein expression confirmed that the mass was a NAME tumor.
Keywords : Ceruminous adenoma; dog; surgical management
The cartilaginous portion contains loosely bound skin with numerous sebaceous and ceruminous glands, while the bony portion has a thin skin that is densely adherent to the underlying periosteum.
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The patient should be advised to undergo an annual ear evaluation to detect possible accumulation of ceruminous or epithelial debris.
Animals infested with O.cynotis most commonly develop otitis externa characterized by vertical and horizontal canal erythema and a dark brown, ceruminous otic exudates (Curtis, 2004).
Adenoid cystic carcinoma is a rare malignant tumor that affects the major and minor salivary glands, the lacrimal glands, the ceruminous glands, and occasionally the excretory glands of the female genital tract.