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Ear

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Hard nodules on the helix or anti-helix Tophi
Raised nodule with lustrous surface and telangiectatic vessels Basal cell carcinoma
Swollen canal, narrowed, moist, pale and tender and may be reddened acute otitis externa
Skin of the canal is often thickened, red & itchy chronic otitis externa
Red bulging drum means what? acute purulent otitis media
Amber drum means what? serous effusion
Serous effusion is caused by what? viral otitis media or sudden changes in the atmospheric pressure (otitic barotrauma)
White thickened tympanic membrane follows chronic or healed otitis media otosclerosis
An unusually prominent short process and a prominent handle that looks more horizontal suggests what? A retracted eardrum
Tug test is painful in what? acute otitis externa but NOT otitis media
Inflammation of the ear canal otitis externa
Inflammation of the middle ear otitis media
Tenderness behind the ear may be present in what? otitis media
CN involved with hearing? CN 8
In weber's test when sound is lateralized to the bad ear, it means what? conductive hearing loss
In weber's test when sound is lateralized to the good ear, it means what? sensorineural hearing loss
Test that compares bone and air conduction Rinne Test
BC>AC conductive hearing loss
In schwabach test if patient hears longer than the doctor means what? conductive hearing loss
In schwaback test if the doctor hears longer than the patient means what? sensorineural hearing loss
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