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Atlas of Ear Diseases of the Dog and Cat


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Foreword vii Preface ix Acknowledgements xi 1 ANATOMY OF THE EAR 1 1.1 External Ear: Pinna and Ear Canal 1 1.2 Middle Ear of the Dog 5 1.3 Middle Ear of the Cat 11 1.4 Inner Ear 15 2 DIAGNOSTIC TECHNIQUES 23 2.1 Ear Pinna 23 2.2 External Ear Canal 32 2.3 Middle Ear 35 3 ADVANCED DIAGNOSTIC TECHNIQUES 37 3.1 Video Otoscopy 37 3.2 Radiography 38 3.3 CT 43 3.4 MRI 44 3.5 Brainstem Auditory Evoked Response 46 3.6 Auditory Tympanometry 49 4 DISEASES OF THE EAR PINNA 51 4.1 Erythematous Diseases 51 4.2 Diseases with Crust and Scale 55 4.3 Papular Diseases 63 4.4 Pustular Diseases 67 4.5 Nodular Diseases 70 4.6 Ulcerative Diseases 72 4.7 Diseases with Alopecia 81 5 CONDITIONS OF THE EAR CANAL 87 5.1 Allergy 87 5.2 Endocrine Disease 87 5.3 Ectoparasites 88 5.4 Keratinization Disorders 90 5.5 Autoimmune Disease 90 5.6 Idiopathic Disease 90 5.7 Foreign Bodies 91 5.8 Neoplastic and Hyperplastic Conditions of Ear Canal 93 5.9 Predisposing Factors in Otitis Externa 97 5.10 Perpetuating Factors 100 6 CONDITIONS OF THE MIDDLE EAR 107 6.1 Aetiology and Pathogenesis of Acute Otitis Media 107 6.2 Chronic Otitis Media 115 6.3 Investigation of Otitis Media 115 7 DISEASES OF THE INNER EAR 125 7.1 Vestibular Apparatus 125 7.2 Cochlea 136 8 SURGERY OF THE EAR 145 8.1 Pinna Lacerations 145 8.2 Pinnectomy 146 8.3 Auricular Haematoma Drainage 146 8.4 Lateral Wall Resection 148 8.5 Vertical Ear Canal Resection 151 8.6 Total Ear Canal Ablation with Lateral Bulla Osteotomy 154 8.7 Subtotal Ear Canal Ablation with Lateral Bulla Osteotomy 157 8.8 End-To-End Anastomosis 158 8.9 Ventral Bulla Osteotomy 160 8.10 Laser Ear Surgery 162 Index 167

About the Author

Sue Paterson MAVetMB DVD DipECVD MRCVS is anexperienced veterinary dermatologist who has been in referralpractice for 20 years. She is the holder of both British andEuropean Diplomas in Veterinary Dermatology. She is also recognisedby the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and by the EuropeanCollege of Veterinary Dermatology as a Specialist in VeterinaryDermatology. Sue has already written four dermatology text books,as well as editing and contributing to many others. The managementof ear disease is a long standing passion that she has written andlectured on for many years both at home and abroad. Karen Tobias DVM is a Diplomate of the American Collegeof Veterinary Surgeons with over 20 years of experience performingand teaching small animal soft tissue surgery. She is a FullProfessor at the University of Tennessee College of VeterinaryMedicine, and has published over 50 peer-reviewed articles as wellas editing and contributing book material. Her main area ofclinical interest is small animal soft tissue surgery. She lecturesfrequently on the subject at local, national and internationalmeetings.


This book is easy to read and has an excellent index forfinding information quickly and easily. (Journal ofthe American Veterinary Medical Association, 15 June 2014) In conclusion, this is an excellent book, and Ithoroughly recommend it to anyone with an interest in eardisease. The content is suitable for students, generalpractitioners and specialists (I ve found it very useful). Itis excellent value even at the current list prices, and a quickonline search revealed some good bargains. Otitis is very commonand this book will help clinicians have a major impact on thewelfare of their patients. (VeterinaryDermatology, 15 November 2013) In my opinion, the authors have succeeded in providing aclear, superbly illustrated atlas on ear diseases, which makes auseful addition to the bookshelf of every small animalpractice. (Veterinary Record, 21 September2013) This collection of more than 400 clinical imagesexplained by a dermatologist and a surgeon represents a very niceway for practitioners and vet students alike to learn more on eardiseases, their diagnosis and treatments. (VetsToday, 1 June 2013) This book is very thorough and covers the topic conciselywith the exception of treatment indications. Other than that, thisatlas is a great addition to a practitioner's library. (Doody s, 17 May 2013) Any vet student or practitioner will find this anoutstanding key to assessing ear conditions and making an accuratediagnosis. (Midwest Book Reviews, 1 May2013) This is a carefully thought out and well writtenpublication ... Photos of an excellent quality complete thepicture of a well turned out atlas at a reasonable price missingonly referral reading lists. (EJCAP, 1 March2013)

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