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Vocally Protective Anesthesia
Image 1: Dr. Reena Gupta and James Sherer collaborate to discuss airway management for their patient.

Vocally Protective Anesthesia

Vocally Protective Anesthesia What is it? An anesthetist's most vital skill is their ability to manage an airway. This requires having a complete understanding of airway anatomy. Without this knowledge…

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Folded Ear in Newborns: Treatment Options
Figure 1: Folded ear (aka: lidding ear) before treatment (Left) and after EarWell™ treatment (Right). (Photos courtesy of Becon Medical)

Folded Ear in Newborns: Treatment Options

My baby was born with a folded ear. What treatment options are available? A “folded” ear that is present at birth is an external ear deformity typically referred to as…

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Newborn Ear Deformity: What Can Be Done?
Figure 1: Stahl’s ear (aka: Elf ear or Spock ear) before (Left) and after (right) ear molding using EarWell™ Infant Ear Correction System)

Newborn Ear Deformity: What Can Be Done?

It is not uncommon for a baby to be born with abnormally shaped outer ears (external ears). This abnormality can either be a partial or complete absence of the outer…

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Ear Molding: An Overview
Image 1: Helical rim irregularity and Stahl’s ear before EarWell (left). After EarWell treatment (right). (Photos courtesy of Becon Medical)

Ear Molding: An Overview

Using EarWell System to Decrease the Need for Otoplasty in Children  About 5% of the babies are born with some type of an external ear or auricular deformity. Microtia (absent…

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Risks of Surgery for Surfer’s Ear
Figure 1: Schematic of the external and internal structures of the ear depicting surfer’s ear. The exostoses or bony outgrowths are protruding into the external ear canal.

Risks of Surgery for Surfer’s Ear

Surfer’s ear, also known as exostosis, is an abnormal growth of bone inside the ear canal. These growths produce symptoms such as trapping of water and wax, which can lead…

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The Dangers of Untreated Exostosis / Surfer’s Ear
Figure 1: Normal ear canal and ear drum (left). Exostoses protruding into the ear canal and obscuring the view of the ear drum. Wax can be seen adhering to the exostoses (right).

The Dangers of Untreated Exostosis / Surfer’s Ear

Surfer’s ears (also known as exostoses) take years to form, and occur with chronic exposure to cold water or air. It is common in swimmers and surfers who dip their…

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