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ce·ru·mi·nous

(sĕ-rū'mi-nŭs),
Relating to cerumen.

ceruminous

[siro̅o̅′minəs]
pertaining to earwax.

ce·ru·mi·nous

(sĕ-rū'mi-nŭs)
Relating to cerumen.

cerumen

(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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Ceruminous glands in ear meatus of domestic fowl: morphology, histochemistry and ultrastructure.
A case of ceruminous adenocarcinoma of the external auditory canal presenting as an aural polyp.
Ceruminous gland carcinomas: A clinicopathologic and immunophenotypic study of 17 cases.
Adenoid cystic carcinomas of the ceruminous gland (ACCCGs) are morphologically similar to the more commonly encountered salivary gland tumors.
Ceruminous adenoma is classified as a well differentiated, benign neoplasm, localized, occasionally cystic and showing papillary proliferation of glands histologically similar to normal ceruminous glands.
With the exception of ceruminous adenocarcinoma, other neoplasms are rarely identified in this location.
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.
Ceruminous glands are modified apocrine glands found in deep dermis of external ear canal that produce a brown waxy material and cerumen.
Table 1 Benign and malignant conditions of the external auditory canal Benign Malignant Cholesteatoma Basal cell carcinoma Eosinophilic granuloma Ceruminous gland tumor Exostosis Melanoma Fibrous dysplasia Metastatic disease Keratosis obturans Soft-tissue sarcoma (children) Neurofibroma Squamous cell carcinoma Osteoma Paraganglioma Stenosis Temporomandibular joint hemiation
First, aural toilet to remove otorrhea and ceruminous and squamous debris improves drug delivery by clearing a path to the middle ear.
The consequences of these factors include a reduction in skin elasticity, atrophy of the ceruminous and sebaceous glands, the loss of protective films and secretions, and a chemical imbalance (i.
Cerumen refers only to the secretory product of the ceruminous glands in the external auditory canal, and it is just one component of earwax.