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Aural Polyps

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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.

What are the causes for Aural Polyps?

Aural polyps may be caused by:

  • Cholesteatoma
  • Foreign object
  • Inflammation
  • Tumor

What are the symptoms for Aural Polyps?

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

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.

When should I contact a medical professional for Aural Polyps?

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

REFERENCES

Chole RA. Chronic otitis media, mastoiditis, and petrositis. In: Flint PW, Haughey BH, Lund V, et al, eds. Cummings Otolaryngology: Head & Neck Surgery. 6th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders; 2015:chap 139.

O'Handley JG, Tobin EJ, Shah AR. Otorhinolaryngology In: Rakel RE, Rakel DP, eds. Textbook of Family Medicine. 9th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2016:chap 18.

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