Lateral ear canal ablation
This is the removal of the ear canal and closing it to prevent accumulation of ear discharge resulting in chronic infections.
TOTAL EAR CANAL REMOVAL (BULLA OSTEOTOMY)
This is the removal of ear canal completely and cleaning of the ear drum. This procedure is performed in pets with chronic, severe ear infections where the lateral ear canal ablation is determined to be not beneficial.
Ear hematoma also known as aural hematoma is a collection of blood under the skin of the ear flap (sometimes called the pinna) of a dog (or cat). Ear hematomas occur much more commonly in dogs than in cats; they are generally the result of trauma to the ear flap, either from an injury or from the dog scratching at the ear. Itchiness can also be an underlying causative factor, often occuring due to ear mites, allergies, infections or foreign matter in the ear canal.
Aural hematoma repair is done under general anesthesia. Surgical correction include opening and draining the hematoma and removing the dead and degenerating clots and fibrin. Sutures are then used to tack the skin layers over the thin cartilage center tight to the cartilage to eliminate any space for more blood or serum to accumulate . Post operative antibiotics and anti-inflammatory medication are required for proper healing.
Its important to treat underlying causes of aural hematoma to avoid recurrence.