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The Semi-Lunar Meatoplasty

Nguyen, Thomas Boi Vu*; Chin, Ronald Y.*†; Da Cruz, Melville†‡

doi: 10.1097/MAO.0000000000000392
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Abstract: Stenosis of the external auditory meatus is known to be problematic for the otolaryngologist. Establishment of an adequate meatoplasty is important to restore normal otologic physiologic function, whether the meatoplasty is performed as a primary operation or as an adjuvant procedure. Numerous techniques have been devised for performing a meatoplasty. A new technique to create a large and patent meatoplasty is described using a semi-lunar incision in the conchal bowl.

*Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Nepean Hospital; †The University of Sydney; and ‡Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Westmead Hospital, Westmead, New South Wales, Australia

Address correspondence and reprint requests to Ronald Y. Chin, B.Sc. (Med), M.B.B.S., F.R.A.C.S., 1 Hope St, Penrith, NSW, Australia, 2750; E-mail: drronaldchin@gmail.com

Meetings: •September 2011–Irish Society of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Killarney Ireland. Semi-Lunar Meatoplasty. Chin RY and Da Cruz Melville.

•April 2011–Annual Scientific Meeting 2011 Australian Society of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery. Melbourne, Victoria Australia. Semi-Lunar Meatoplasty. Chin RY and Da Cruz Melville.

The authors disclose no conflicts of interest.

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