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Seaport-Airport Road, Chittethukara, Kakkanad, KOCHI 682 037.

Collection of a pearly white mass of desquamated epithelial cells in the deep meatus is called Keratosis obturans.This, by its pressure effect causes erosion of bone leading to widening of the meatus, so much so that rarely the facial nerve may be exposed and paralysed.

Clinical features

Presenting symptoms may be pain in the ear,deafness,tinnitus and sometimes ear discharge.On examination ear canal may be full of pearly white mass of keratin material.

Treatment

Removal under microscope.If painful then removal may be done with local or general anaesthesia.