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Canalplasty of the Cat

Canalplasty of the Cat Abstract THE CAT is a valuable animal for most otological research procedures, but in order to examine and operate on the tympanic membrane or middle ear, a minor surgical procedure is necessary. The auriculectomy described by Paparella and Hohmann1 is a widely used method of exposing the tympanic membrane; it involves the complete removal of the pinna or auricle followed by a shortening of the external canal cartilage which is then sutured to the skin. This procedure involves the removal of considerable normal tissue which increases the severity of postoperative trauma and also increases the chances of canal stenosis. Zepp2 has described a corrective procedure for dogs with chronic otitis media which entails a cutdown of the vertical portion of the ear canal and leaves exposed the entrance to the horizontal portion, facilitating drainage. In the past six months our laboratory has attempted 15 bilateral procedures (30 ears). In References 1. Paparella, M.M., and Hohmann, A.: Surgical Techniques for Otological and Auditory Research , Ann Otol 71:203 ( (March) ) 1962. 2. Zepp, C.P.: Surgical Technic to Establish Drainage of the External Ear Canal and Corrections of Hematoma of the Dog and Cat , J Amer Vet Med Assoc 115:91 ( (Aug) ) 1949. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Otolaryngology American Medical Association

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American Medical Association
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Copyright © 1968 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
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0003-9977
DOI
10.1001/archotol.1968.00770010210024
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Abstract

Abstract THE CAT is a valuable animal for most otological research procedures, but in order to examine and operate on the tympanic membrane or middle ear, a minor surgical procedure is necessary. The auriculectomy described by Paparella and Hohmann1 is a widely used method of exposing the tympanic membrane; it involves the complete removal of the pinna or auricle followed by a shortening of the external canal cartilage which is then sutured to the skin. This procedure involves the removal of considerable normal tissue which increases the severity of postoperative trauma and also increases the chances of canal stenosis. Zepp2 has described a corrective procedure for dogs with chronic otitis media which entails a cutdown of the vertical portion of the ear canal and leaves exposed the entrance to the horizontal portion, facilitating drainage. In the past six months our laboratory has attempted 15 bilateral procedures (30 ears). In References 1. Paparella, M.M., and Hohmann, A.: Surgical Techniques for Otological and Auditory Research , Ann Otol 71:203 ( (March) ) 1962. 2. Zepp, C.P.: Surgical Technic to Establish Drainage of the External Ear Canal and Corrections of Hematoma of the Dog and Cat , J Amer Vet Med Assoc 115:91 ( (Aug) ) 1949.

Journal

Archives of OtolaryngologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Aug 1, 1968

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