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Vet Clin North Am Exot Anim Pract. 2016 Jan;19(1):189-204. doi: 10.1016/j.cvex.2015.08.005.

Surgical Management of Ear Diseases in Rabbits.

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1
Department of Surgical Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2015 Linden Drive, Madison, WI 53706, USA.
2
Department of Surgical Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2015 Linden Drive, Madison, WI 53706, USA. Electronic address: cmans@vetmed.wisc.edu.
3
Department of Surgical Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2015 Linden Drive, Madison, WI 53706, USA. Electronic address: hardier@svm.vetmed.wisc.edu.

Abstract

Otitis externa and media are frequently diagnosed disorders in rabbits and are particularly common in lop-eared breeds because of the specific anatomy of the ear canal. Medical management for otitis externa and media often provides only a temporary improvement in clinical signs. Surgery by means of partial or total ear canal ablation (PECA or TECA) combined with lateral bulla osteotomy (LBO) represents a feasible approach that is well tolerated and provides a good clinical outcome. Short-term complications associated with PECA/TECA-LBO include facial nerve paralysis and vestibular disease.

KEYWORDS:

Bulla osteotomy; Ear anatomy; Ear canal ablation; Otitis; Rabbit

PMID:
26611929
DOI:
10.1016/j.cvex.2015.08.005
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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