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Anterior external bony ear canal bulge

Abstract

Objective

To study the prevalence of anterior external bony ear canal bulge.

Methods

Hundred patients each of the sexes among three races in Malaysia were studied with an otoscope and microscope.

Results

Anterior external ear canal wall bulge is seen in 34% of the Malays, 32% of the Chinese and 29.5% of the Indians

Conclusion

In about one third of the population in Malaysia an anterior canal wall bulge is seen.

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Correspondence to Raman Rajagopalan.

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Rajagopalan, R. Anterior external bony ear canal bulge. Indian J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 62, 90–91 (2010). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12070-010-0001-0

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Keywords

  • External bony ear canal
  • Bulge