The Derm Vet Podcast

50. The pinna! Don't forget it...

February 11, 2021 Ashley Bourgeois, DVM, Dip ACVD Season 2 Episode 50
The Derm Vet Podcast
50. The pinna! Don't forget it...
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The Derm Vet Podcast
50. The pinna! Don't forget it...
Feb 11, 2021 Season 2 Episode 50
Ashley Bourgeois, DVM, Dip ACVD

When we think of a COMPLETE ear exam, we think of the horizontal canal, vertical canal, tympanic membrane and bulla. However, the pinna is often forgotten! For the most visible part of the ear, it can be overlooked. There are so many pinnal diseases (pyoderma, mycobacterium, vasculitis, etc.) that can cause head shaking and scratching. Get a glimpse on how to palpate and sample the pinna to make our patients more comfortable.

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When we think of a COMPLETE ear exam, we think of the horizontal canal, vertical canal, tympanic membrane and bulla. However, the pinna is often forgotten! For the most visible part of the ear, it can be overlooked. There are so many pinnal diseases (pyoderma, mycobacterium, vasculitis, etc.) that can cause head shaking and scratching. Get a glimpse on how to palpate and sample the pinna to make our patients more comfortable.