Our pets may not be able to express their discomfort verbally. However, signs such as excessive scratching, head shaking, or abnormal discharge may indicate a severe ear problem requiring surgery. Ear problems are pretty common in animals, especially those with long fluffy ears and breeds that tend to have skin problems. They can be caused by several factors, such as infections, allergies, polyps, or tumors in more severe cases. That's where vet ear surgery procedures come in to relieve the symptoms and eliminate the underlying cause, so your pet can be healthy and happy again. Awareness of the importance of veterinary ear surgery is paramount in pet medicine.
Aural Hematoma Repairing Procedure
If your four-legged friend scratches or shakes his head often, blood can build up in the ear canal's cartilage, forming an "Aural hematoma." Allergic skin reactions, pesky ear mites, strange foreign objects, or even your pet's overenthusiastic exploration through bushy trails can be the hidden culprits.
Ear Canal Tumor Removal Surgery
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Lateral Ear Canal Resection in Dogs
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Total Ear Canal Ablation and Bulla Osteotomy
Veterinary surgeons completely remove the affected ear canal and tympanic bulla during the Total Ear Canal Ablation and Bulla Osteotomy (TECA-BO). Only an ear flap is left, most commonly known as the pinna.
Bulla Osteotomy Surgical Procedure
Bulla Osteotomy is a surgical practice that includes creating a small opening in the neck of the patient to have feasible access to the bulla (middle ear). This procedure includes removing the infectious area from the pet’s ear.