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According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich is regularly ranked among the best medical institutions in Germany! The hospital is the largest multidisciplinary medical facility, as well as a leading research and training center in Germany and Europe. The hospital is proud of i
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University Hospital Ulm

University Hospital Ulm

Overall rating8.7 / 10
The University Hospital Ulm is an advanced medical complex that provides patients with high-class medical care using the very latest scientific achievements. The medical facility has been performing successful clinical activities for more than 40 years and has long earned an excellent reputation throughout Europe. The hospital r
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According to the reputable Focus magazine, the University Hospital Frankfurt am Main ranks among the top German medical facilities! The hospital was founded in 1914 and today is a well-known German medical facility, which combines rich traditions and scientific innovations. A medical team of more than 6,500 employees cares about
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According to the Focus magazine in 2019, the University Hospital Würzburg ranks among the top national German hospitals! The hospital is one of the oldest medical facilities in Germany. The centuries-old traditions of first-class treatment are combined with the very latest achievements of modern evidence-based medicine and
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According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf ranks among the top ten hospitals in Germany! Since its foundation in 1889, the hospital has taken a leading position in the European medical arena and still occupies it until today. A highly competent medical team of more than 11,000 employees takes care
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University Hospital Jena

University Hospital Jena

Overall rating8.9 / 10
According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital Jena regularly ranks among the top German medical facilities! The hospital has positioned itself as a multidisciplinary medical facility with a long history of more than 200 years. Since its foundation, the hospital has been constantly developing and modernizin
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According to the Focus magazine, University Hospital Erlangen ranks among the best medical facilities in Germany! The hospital is one of the leading healthcare facilities in Bavaria and offers top-class medical care distinguished by the close intertwining of clinical activities with research and training of medical students. The
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According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the Charite University Hospital Berlin occupies the first place in the rating of the top German medical facilities! The hospital is one of the largest and leading university medical complexes in Europe. The hospital in Germany provides modern diagnostics and treatment of patients, a
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According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Muenster ranks among the top German hospitals! The hospital belongs to the most prestigious medical institutions in Germany. The hospital is distinguished by a high professionalism of its doctors, state-of-the-art technological equipment and the availability of the most ad
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University Hospital Bonn

University Hospital Bonn

Overall rating9.2 / 10
According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the University Hospital Bonn ranks among the top ten medical facilities in Germany! The hospital was opened on January 1, 2001, although in fact it inherits the medical facility, which operated at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Bonn. The hospital in Germany combin
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According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital Halle (Saale) ranks among the top German medical facilities! The history of the hospital has more than 300 years, and during this time it managed to earn an excellent reputation not only in Germany, but throughout the world. The hospital positions itself as a s
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According to the prestigious medical publication Focus, the University Hospital Tuebingen ranks among the top five German hospitals! The hospital was founded in 1805, therefore it is proud of its long history, unique experience, and outstanding achievements in the field of medical care, as well as research and teaching activitie
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According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the University Hospital Duesseldorf ranks among the top Germany hospitals! The hospital is an excellent example of a combination of high-quality health care, research and teaching activities. With more than 50,000 inpatients and about 300,000 outpatients every year, the hospital is
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The University Hospital Marburg UKGM offers patients modern diagnostics and comprehensive therapy at the international level. As a maximum care hospital, the medical facility specializes in all fields of modern medicine ranging from ophthalmology to traumatology and dentistry. The main areas of specialization of the hospital are
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The University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich was founded in 1834. It combines long traditions with the very latest advances in modern medicine. The medical facility includes 33 specialized departments and 20 interdisciplinary centers, where patients can receive top-class medical care in all medical fields. The hospital annuall
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According to Focus magazine, the University Hospital Heidelberg ranks among the top five hospitals in Germany! The hospital is one of the most advanced and reputable medical institutions not only in Germany, but throughout Europe. There are more than 43 specialized departments and 13 medical institutes, which cover all fields of
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About the disease

Meatal atresia is the condition where the ear canal is narrowed for some reason. This condition can be either acquired or congenital. Ear canal connects the external ear with the middle ear and the rest of the ear structures. It is important for normal functioning of the hearing. When ear canal narrows, the person may experience decrease in hearing and also have some problems with normal production of ear wax. Ear wax filtrates all bad components that get into the ear, such as dirt, chemicals or water. Earwax is important for efflux of all unnecessary elements from the ear canal.

Meatal atresia is a very rare condition which can develop as a result of congenital abnormalities of the middle ear and also when the child is born with the ear deformity, such as microtia. Microtia is a condition when the ear is too small. In rare cases the ear can be absent altogether and then the ear canal can be narrowed as a result of that.

According to statics, meatal atresia is diagnosed in 1 child out of ten thousand. Genetic predisposition and also genetic mutation can lead to development of meatal atresia. Problems during pregnancy, such as acute and severe viral and bacterial infections, can affect normal development of ear in the child.

Meatal atresia is slightly more common in boys than in girls. Also, meatal atresia is 3 times more common in only one ear, so this condition is predominantly unilateral. In such case, another ear functions normally and the child can hear all the sounds normally because one ear compensates the hearing problem of another. In 11-17% of all meatal atresia cases the child also has sensorineural hearing loss.

Symptoms

  • Ear deformity which could be noticed almost immediately after the birth of the child
  • Narrowed hearing canal can also be seen
  • Abnormalities in other structures of the face can be present in some cases as well, if meatal atresia was caused by genetic mutation which affected other parts of the body as well
  • Problems with hearing and, in some cases, speaking when the child grows up

Diagnosis

  • During a general examination, the doctor will examine the ear canal of the baby to determine if it is narrowed.
  • Otoscopy is the procedure which usually allows the doctor to determine the extent of narrowing and also determine the type of ear deformity if it is present.
  • An audiogram assesses the hearing of both ears by sending sound waves to the ear canal through the headphones. This is a very accurate diagnostic method which allows to see if the hearing of a child is normal.
  • A CT scan, MRI and an X-ray help to determine extent of meatal atresia and see if this narrowing blocks the hearing and also ear wax from exiting the ear.

Treatment

  • Surgical treatment is used to widen the ear canal and also improve the hearing of a child.
  • Timing is very important in performing the surgery. You will need to consult with your doctor to determine the best time to have the surgery and also how to achieve hearing improvement, if it is decreased.

Authors: Dr. Nadezhda IvanisovaDr. Farrukh Ahmed