Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Ear Canal Object Evaluation

The evaluation of an ear foreign body is based on an ear examination.

The type and difficulty of removal of the object must be determined. Any existing ear injury or infection must also be detected. This may not be possible until the object is removed.

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Last Updated: Sep 18, 2007 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Ear Canal Object References
  1. Balbani AP, Sanchez TG, Butugan O, Kii MA, Angelico FV Jr, Ikino CM, D'Antonio WE. Ear and nose foreign body removal in children. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 1998 Nov 15;46(1-2):37-42. [10190703]
  2. Steele BD, Brennan PO. A prospective survey of patients with presumed accidental ear injury presenting to a paediatric accident and emergency department. Emerg Med J. 2002 May;19(3):226-8. [11971833]
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