Learn About Aural Polyps

What is the definition of Aural Polyps?

An aural polyp is a growth in the outside (external) ear canal or middle ear. It may be attached to the eardrum (tympanic membrane), or it may grow from the middle ear space.

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What are the alternative names for Aural Polyps?

Otic polyp

What are the causes of Aural Polyps?

Aural polyps may be caused by:

  • Cholesteatoma
  • Foreign object
  • Inflammation
  • Tumor
What are the symptoms of Aural Polyps?

Bloody drainage from the ear is the most common symptom. Hearing loss can also occur.

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What are the current treatments for Aural Polyps?

Treatment depends on the underlying cause. Your health care provider may first recommend:

  • Avoiding water in the ear
  • Steroid medicines
  • Antibiotic ear drops

If a cholesteatoma is the underlying problem or the condition fails to clear, then surgery may be needed.

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Memorial Health

ENTA Allergy, Head & Neck Institute

101 W Mckinley Ave 
Decatur, IL 62526

Steven Sobol is an Otolaryngologist and a Plastic Surgeon in Decatur, Illinois. Dr. Sobol has been practicing medicine for over 46 years and is rated as a Distinguished doctor by MediFind in the treatment of Aural Polyps. He is also highly rated in 70 other conditions, according to our data. His top areas of expertise are Thyroid Nodule, Familial Deafness, Infant Hearing Loss, and Ruptured Eardrum. He is licensed to treat patients in Illinois. Dr. Sobol is currently accepting new patients.

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INTEGRIS Health

INTEGRIS Miami Hospital

200 2nd Ave Sw 
Miami, OK 74354

Richard Allen is an Otolaryngologist in Miami, Oklahoma. Dr. Allen has been practicing medicine for over 24 years and is rated as a Distinguished doctor by MediFind in the treatment of Aural Polyps. He is also highly rated in 8 other conditions, according to our data. His top areas of expertise are Aural Polyps, Sinusitis, Empyema, and Chronic Rhinosinusitis with Nasal Polyps. He is licensed to treat patients in Oklahoma. Dr. Allen is currently accepting new patients.

 
 
 
 
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LifePoint Health

Clinch Valley Ear Nose And Throat

6139 Gov George C Peery Hwy 
Richlands, VA 24641

Zaven Jabourian is an Otolaryngologist in Richlands, Virginia. Dr. Jabourian has been practicing medicine for over 37 years and is rated as a Distinguished doctor by MediFind in the treatment of Aural Polyps. He is also highly rated in 2 other conditions, according to our data. His top areas of expertise are Aural Polyps, Swimmer's Ear, Infant Hearing Loss, and DFNB1. He is licensed to treat patients in Virginia. Dr. Jabourian is currently accepting new patients.

When should I contact a medical professional for Aural Polyps?

Call your health care provider if you have severe pain, bleeding from an ear or a sharp decrease in hearing.

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What are the Latest Advances for Aural Polyps?

There is no recent research available for this condition. Please check back because thousands of new papers are published every week and we strive to find and display the most recent relevant research as soon as it is available.

Who are the sources who wrote this article ?

Published Date : April 13, 2020
Published By : Josef Shargorodsky, MD, MPH, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

What are the references for this article ?

Chole RA, Sharon JD. Chronic otitis media, mastoiditis, and petrositis. In: Flint PW, Francis HW, Haughey BH, et al, eds. Cummings Otolaryngology: Head & Neck Surgery. 6th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2021:chap 140.

McHugh JB. Ear. In: Goldblum JR, Lamps LW, McKenney JK, Myers JL, eds. Rosai and Ackerman's Surgical Pathology. 11th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2018:chap 7.

Yellon RF, Chi DH. Otolaryngology. In: Zitelli BJ, McIntire SC, Nowalk AJ, eds. Zitelli and Davis' Atlas of Pediatric Physical Diagnosis. 7th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2018:chap 24.