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.

Who are the top Aural Polyps Local Doctors?
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ENTA Allergy, Head & Neck Institute

Decatur, IL 

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 74 other conditions, according to our data. His top areas of expertise are Thyroid Nodule, Ruptured Eardrum, Familial Deafness, and Infant Hearing Loss. He is board certified in Otolaryngology and licensed to treat patients in Illinois. Dr. Sobol is currently accepting new patients.

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INTEGRIS Miami Hospital

Miami, OK 

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 7 other conditions, according to our data. His top areas of expertise are Aural Polyps, Sinusitis, Empyema, and Ruptured Eardrum. He is board certified in Otolaryngology and licensed to treat patients in Oklahoma. Dr. Allen is currently accepting new patients.

 
 
 
 
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UNC Health

Chapel Hill, NC 

Brendan O Connell is an Otolaryngologist in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Dr. O Connell has been practicing medicine for over 12 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, Familial Deafness, Infant Hearing Loss, and Cholesteatoma. He is board certified in Otolaryngology and licensed to treat patients in North Carolina and South Carolina. Dr. O Connell 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.

What are our references for Aural Polyps?

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.