II. Pathophysiology

  1. Benign bony growth of ear canal
  2. Composed of dense compact bone

III. Epidemiology

  1. Associated with cold water swimming
  2. Most common tumor of auditory canal

IV. Symptoms

  1. Conductive Hearing Loss (typically painless)

V. Signs

  1. Bilateral, multiple bony growths within the external auditory canal
  2. Adjacent to Tympanic Membrane

VI. Differential Diagnosis

VII. Management

  1. Excision if Hearing Loss or Otalgia
  2. Excision Indications
    1. Obstructive symptoms (e.g. Conductive Hearing Loss)
    2. Secondary infection

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English EAC exostosis, EAR EXOSTOSES, EXOSTOSES OF EXTERNAL AUDITORY CANAL, exostosis of external ear canal (diagnosis), exostosis of external ear canal, Exostosis ext ear canal, Exostosis of external ear canal, External auditory canal exostosis, Swimmers exostosis, Exostosis of external ear canal (disorder), exostosis; external ear canal, external ear canal; exostosis
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Spanish exostosis de conducto auditivo externo (trastorno), exostosis del canal del oído externo, exostosis de conducto auditivo externo, exostosis del canal del oído externo (trastorno), Exostosis del conducto auditivo externo
Hungarian külső hallójárat exostosis
Dutch exostose; uitwendige gehoorgang, uitwendige gehoorgang; exostose, exostose van de uitwendige gehoorgang
French Exostose du conduit auditif externe
Portuguese Exostose do canal auditivo externo
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Dutch surfers-oor
French Syndrome du surfeur
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Portuguese Ouvido de surfista
Spanish Oído de surfista
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