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Part II. Procedures by Organ System >
Section 8. Ears, Nose, Throat, and Eyes >
Chapter 43. Otoscopic ExaminationKimberley Dilley, MD, MPH
Topics Discussed: ear, nose, and throat; examination of ear.
In the presence of otitis externa, the tympanic
membrane will be difficult to visualize because of occlusion with pus.
Presence of cerumen in the canal may require removal with a curette
or irrigation in the office or alternatively use of a cerumen-reducing
agent at home with return for reexamination in a few days.
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