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Aural Polyps

Alternate Names : Ear Canal Polyps

Aural Polyps | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

What can be done to prevent the condition?

Prompt treatment of external ear infections can help to prevent aural polyps.

What are the long-term effects of the condition?

Polyps in the ear canal may grow, bleed, and affect hearing. Cholesteatoma, or ear cysts, can spread and damage the inner and middle ears. Noncancerous growths may increase the person's risk for chronic otitis externa and hearing impairment. Malignant otitis externa will continue to spread unless treated.

What are the risks to others?

There are no risks to others, as aural polyps are not contagious.

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Aural Polyps: Treatment & Monitoring

Author: Mark Loury, MD
Reviewer: William M. Boggs, MD
Date Reviewed: 02/11/02

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