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Ears Vocab

Health Assessment Exam

TermDefinition
cyanosis may indicate hypoxia, bluish color of ears and usually longstanding
pallor indicate vasomotor instability; paleness
extreme reddness indicate vasomotor instability; redness
squamous cell carcinoma 2nd most common skin cancer, often occurs on top of the helix of the ear
cutaneous cyst benign, closed firm sac that lies in the dermis forming a dome-shaped lump
basal cell carcinoma raised nodule with a lustrous surface and telangectatic vessels; most common form of skin cancer
tophi deposit of uric acid crystals; occurs after years of high blood levels of uric acid- gout
keloid firm, nodular scar tissue (most prevalent in dark skinned people)
darwins tubercle small painless nodule at the helix (insignificant congenital variation)
otitis externa painful movement of the auricle, inflammation of the outer ear; redness and serous drainage
otitis media painful over the mastoid; yellow-amber serum of the tympanic membrane
ear canal outer portion of ear surrounded by cartilage
extosis painless nodular swelling covered by normal skin deep in the ear canal
Ossicles of middle ear malleus, stapes, incus
Hearing Loss: Conductive mechanical dysfunction of the external or middle ear
Weber & Rinne Test advanced hearing assessments if hearing is diminished
conductive hearing loss mechanical dysfunction of external or middle ear
sensorineural hearing loss degeneration of cranial nerve 8
Rinne Test 2 part advanced hearing assessment to test air and bone conduction of ear
Weber Test advanced assessment testing lateralization of sound in the ears
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