Do you have a lump behind your ear? This is what it means

Most cases of a lump behind the ear are not worrying and will resolve. Lumps under the skin are less commonly because of cancer, but it is always worthwhile getting a lump checked to rule this out

Do you have a lump behind your ear? This is what it meansLumps behind the ear can have many possible sources, including problems in the skin or bone. Other causes could be swollen lymph nodes or “lymph glands” as they are commonly known. Most cases of a lump behind the ear are not worrying and will resolve. Lumps in the skin behind the ear. A lump behind […]

In a first, doctors in Texas re-grown soldier’s ear on forearm

U.S. Army surgeons have successfully transplanted a new ear on a soldier who lost her left ear in a car accident. The procedure, involved harvesting cartilage from the soldier's ribs to carve out a replacement, which was then placed under the skin of the forearm to allow the ear to grow

In a first, doctors in Texas re-grown soldier’s ear on forearmShamika Burrage survived a near-fatal car accident two years ago, but not without losing something pretty important: her left ear. Now, thanks to a novel procedure performed at an Army medical centre in Texas, Burrage is getting that ear back in a most unusual way. Plastic surgeons harvested cartilage from Burrage’s ribs to create a […]

Cockroach lives in woman’s ear for nine days before being removed

Katie Holley woke to find what felt like a piece of ice lodged in her left ear. She then discovered two cockroach legs poking out of her ear. Holley rushed to accident and emergency department of a Florida hospital as the insect continued to wriggle in her ear canal. Thinking it had been removed, six more pieces were taken out nine days later. Expert says bugs and cockroaches are known to crawl into people's ears in search of food

Cockroach lives in woman’s ear for nine days before being removedFeeling irritation in the ear may mean a lot of things but sometimes it can turn out to be something alarming. While tiny objects that end up in the ear can often be removed, at times the situation can be tricky. A Florida woman lived through a real-life nightmare last month and is now sharing […]

Pune: Doctors help Yemeni girl to open her mouth for the first time

After 30 years, Yemen's Fatima will now be able to open her mouth. As per doctors, there was a tumour near the ear lobe. This led into joint stiffness near ear lobe. And joint gets fused to skull bone. Since 30 years, she was only on a liquid diet. But, due to Pune doctors’ efforts, now she was able to open her mouth for the first time since birth

Pune: Doctors help Yemeni girl to open her mouth for the first timeWe all like to chit-chat with friends, eat scrumptious food and explore different cuisine. But, Yemen’s Fatima couldn’t do all this. Shocked! Yes! You have heard it right, as 30-year-old Fatima doesn’t remember when she last was able to open her mouth. But, due doctors’ efforts, now, she can open her mouth. Fatima consulted many […]

‘7 in 10 newborns not tested for hearing loss,’ reveals survey

Research shows that children identified with hearing loss who get early intervention can develop language (spoken and/or signed) skills on par with their peers with normal hearing. The earlier a child is tested, diagnosed and treated for hearing loss, the greater are the chances of realising his/her full potential

‘7 in 10 newborns not tested for hearing loss,’ reveals surveyThe Cochlear India survey was conducted with First Moms Club in the lead up to World Hearing Day (March 03) to find out how much Indian mothers knew about hearing loss in children. These findings showed that while mothers are well aware of the need to detect hearing loss  in early childhood, they are not […]

Deafness: Commonly seen in the age group of 18 to 25, say doctors

Earache can be painful. Earache is more common in children than it is in adults. The pain from earache can be constant or it may come and go. It can feel like a burning sensation or a sharp, or dull, pain. According to doctors, improper ear care can cause deafness amongst children and youth in the young age. Ear infections, continuous use of head phones and often use of cell phone are the leading reasons behind deafness

Deafness: Commonly seen in the age group of 18 to 25, say doctorsMost ear pain clears up on its own without any treatment. But if it’s not getting better, or if you have other, more serious symptoms, you may need to see a doctor.  Dr Bachi Hathiram, ENT surgeon and HOD of Nair Hospital said, “Young generation is crazy about mobile phones. Continuous use of ear phones can […]

Incorrect use of cotton buds, might land your kid in hospital, study finds

The ear canals are usually self-cleaning. Using cotton tip applicators to clean the ear canal not only pushes wax closer to the ear drum, but there is a significant risk of causing minor to severe injury to the ear

Incorrect use of cotton buds, might land your kid in hospital, study findsScientists have warned that in the United States, more than 12,000 children every year need emergency treatment for ear injuries as a result of cotton bud use. According to a study by researchers from Nationwide Children’s Hospital, an estimated 263,000 children (aged younger than 18 years) received A&E treatment for cotton bud related ear injuries […]

In a first, endoscopic & microscopic ear surgeries performed simultaneously at KEM Hospital

A part of a pre-conference workshop organised by MumbaiCon 2017, the demonstration of the two different techniques was attended by around 200 medical professionals across India. Doctors from Chennai and Brazil performed the two surgeries

In a first, endoscopic & microscopic ear surgeries performed simultaneously at KEM HospitalFirst-of-its-kind live cadaveric demonstration of both microscopic and endoscopic ear surgery took place at Seth GS Medical College at KEM Hospital, Mumbai. Around 200 ENT surgeons, doctors and medical students across India attended the demonstration. It is a part of a pre-conference workshop organised by MumbaiCon 2017, which is organised by the Association of Otolaryngologists […]