Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Injured Ear Types

Types of ear injuries include:

  • Auricular hematoma:
  • Eardrum puncture
    • Due to an object
  • Eardrum rupture:
    • Due to increased air or water pressure
  • Inner ear injury:
    • Usually due to increased air or water pressure
  • Middle ear injury:
    • Due to an object
  • Ear abrasions
  • Contusions to the ear
  • Lacerations to the ear

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Last Updated: Dec 10, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Injured Ear References
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