Indications for Surgery
Infection, Hearing Loss, Water or Debris Trapping from
Exostoses (boney growth of the external auditory canal) are all indications that you may need surgery.
This procedure requires General Anesthetic.
The length of this procedure is 1 to 2 hours.
A hospital admission is not required, your procedure will be done on an out patient basis.
About the Procedure
An incision behind the ear allows access to the boney growths. A diamond drill is used to remove the growths, restoring the normal contour of the external auditory canal.
This disorder is associated with chronic cold water exposure. Techniques developed at CEI allow preservation of the canal skin and reduces “time out of the water” for surfers to a minimum.