Auroplasty of Ear lobe repair
What is traditional earlobe repair surgery with stitches? Repair of the earlobe is carried out under local anaesthetic.
The torn skin edges are excised and the fresh edges are stitched together with sutures that need to remain in place for one or two weeks depending on the clinical situation.
Ear piercing gunshot & Needle piercing
Ear Piercing is very well known, most common and probably the earliest actions in life that add to style and beauty. You may want to have your earlobe, or for that matter any part of your ear and any type of piercings, we have only two ways to do it through the gun or the needle.
Piercing your ears is a common and simple process, where the needle would need about less than minute, and the gun slides down in matter seconds. Needle piercings done choosing a hollow sterilized needle to provide the safest experience. The needle basically works like a miniature long surgical knife which cuts through the skin to insert it emerge out on the other side of the ear.
Post piercing placing the earrings remains a simple action which is taken care by the needle’s hollow space wound factor in. The earrings will get inside your ears smoothly and effortlessly.
Keratosis are round or oval shaped single or clustered growths of the skin and coloured from tan to black. They are benign in nature and noncancerous. They are generally formed by ageing. It is observed as a condition which usually run-in families. Although the actual cause may not be defined by exposure to Sun may be attributed to this growth.
The process adopted to remove the Keratosis are generally
- Freezing the growth.
- Scraping (curettage) or shaving the skin’s surface.
- Burning with an electric current (electrocautery).
The recovery process takes about 7 to 14 days varying from person to person.
Ear wax removal
When excess earwax accumulates, it can be removed by a doctor using a small, curved instrument called a curet.
Your doctor can remove excess wax using a small, curved instrument called a curet or by using suction while inspecting the ear.
Foreign body removal
Most ear and nose foreign bodies can be removed by visiting a qualified ENT specialist in a clinic or hospital to avoid the risk of damage and related complications. These are taken care by simple OPD procedures
Common removal methods include
- Use of forceps to pull it out.
- Water irrigation,
- Suction catheter.
However, in the event of Pharyngeal or tracheal foreign bodies are medical emergencies requiring surgical consultation.
Granulomas in the ear although not very common, need attention, they are benign cysts that can occur in the petrous apex, a part of the temporal bone of the skull that is next to the middle ear. They can be challenging to diagnosis as they resemble several other lesions.
Some symptoms of Granuloma in External auditory canal are, Foul smelling discharge, Fungal granuloma, Blood stained discharge Conservative treatment with topical antibiotic and steroid drops plus oral antibiotics is recommended before surgical intervention, unless it remains prolonged and gets more serious in nature.
It is the procedure removal of soft tissues. Also known as granulation tissues that fill in the wound that is healing. Granulation excision procedures use surgical instruments that are designed to remove granulation tissue while maintaining a blood-free field quickly and easily during periodontal and endodontic surgical procedures.
A technique for minimally invasive periodontal bone grafting is also given. This technique allows for minimization of soft-tissue trauma and the removal of granulation tissue from periodontal defects using a much smaller surgical incision than that used in standard bone graft techniques.
What is OTO endoscopy?
OTO endoscopy describes the use of Hopkins rod telescopes to examine the ear and get a closer views are the condition within. The role of endoscopes is not restricted to operating rooms the scope of the OTO endoscopy is to perform routine and complex middle ear and mastoid surgery.
A hearing test provides an evaluation of the sensitivity of a person’s sense of hearing and is most often performed by an audiologist using an audiometer. An audiometer is used to determine a person’s hearing sensitivity at different frequencies. Some most common hearing tests are
- Pure Tone Average (PTA)
- Impedance audio
- Otoacoustic Emissions (OAE)
- Hearing assistive technology (HAT)
PTA: PTA is done in patients with suspected hearing loss. It helps us determine the type, degree and configuration of hearing loss.
Impedance Audio: Impedance audiometry is done to determine the status of tympanic membrance and middle ear. This test can be ordered by your ENT surgeon if they are suspecting fluid in the middle ear or glue ear or otosclenosis.
OAE: Otoacoustic emissions is a hearing screening procedure done for newborns. It gives the surgeon measure of inner area hair cell function.
HAT: Hearing assistive technology (HAT) refers to any device or technology that is designed to improve the communication abilities of individuals who have hearing loss.