External Auditory Canal Stenosis Due to the Use of Powdered Boric Acid

Dundar R., Soy F. K., Kulduk E., Muluk N. B., CİNGİ C.

JOURNAL OF CRANIOFACIAL SURGERY, vol.25, no.5, pp.1776-1778, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/scs.0000000000000899
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1776-1778
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes


Acquired stenosis of the external auditory canal (EAC) may occur because of chronic external otitis, recurrent chronic catarrhal otitis media associated with tympanic membrane perforation, chronic dermatitis, tumors, and trauma. Stenosis occurs generally at the one-third bone part of the external auditory canal. In this article, we present 3 cases of acquired EAC stenosis due to the previous powdered boric acid application. Besides the presentation of surgical intervetions in these cases, we want to notify the physicians not to use or carefully use powdered boric acid because of the complication of EAC stenosis.