Indian J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg https://doi.org/10.1007/s12070-018-1338-z ORIGINAL ARTICLE 1 1 1 • • K. C. Prasad M. B. Swapanthi T. R. Harshitha Received: 18 December 2017 / Accepted: 29 March 2018 Association of Otolaryngologists of India 2018 Abstract The term congenital aural atresia is used to Introduction describe failure of external auditory canal to open. Thus it results in conductive hearing loss. There are ways to The term congenital aural atresia is used to describe vari- improve the transmission of sound to the healthy inner ear, ous forms and degree of malformation of the external and we have performed surgery to open the ear canal and middle ear due to the arrest in the ﬁrst branchial arch and restore the natural sound-conducting mechanism to the its derivatives during the 7th month of intrauterine life. The inner ear. Thus avoiding multiple surgeries. The study was main anatomic deformity in aural atresia is the failure of conducted among patients aged between 12 and 24 years, the external ear canal to open and complete its develop- our study included 8 patients with aural atresia with cho- ment. External auditory canal is formed at the age of 21 lesteotoma. After a detailed
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Published: May 29, 2018
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