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Medial Canal Fibrosis
H. Ric Harnsberger, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Pathology

          • Clinical Issues

            TERMINOLOGY

            • Abbreviations

              • Medial canal fibrosis (MCF)
            • Synonyms

              • Idiopathic inflammatory medial meatal fibrotizing otitis (IMFO)
              • Postinflammatory MCF, acquired MCF, acquired atresia, chronic stenosing external otitis
            • Definitions

              • Discrete clinicopathological disease characterized by formation of fibrous tissue in medial aspect of bony external auditory canal (EAC)

            IMAGING

            • General Features

              • CT Findings

                • MR Findings

                  • Imaging Recommendations

                    DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                      PATHOLOGY

                      • General Features

                        • Staging, Grading, & Classification

                          • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                            • Microscopic Features

                              CLINICAL ISSUES

                              • Presentation

                                • Demographics

                                  • Natural History & Prognosis

                                    • Treatment

                                      DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                      • Consider

                                        • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                          Selected References

                                          1. Moser G et al: Ectopic apocrine glands as a predisposing factor for postinflammatory medial meatal fibrosis: a clinicopathologic study. Otol Neurotol. 36(1):191-7, 2015
                                          2. Ghani A et al: Postinflammatory medial meatal fibrosis: early and late surgical outcomes. J Laryngol Otol. 127(12):1160-8, 2013
                                          3. Hopsu E et al: Idiopathic inflammatory medial meatal fibrotizing otitis presenting in children. Otol Neurotol. 29(3):350-2, 2008
                                          4. Lin VY et al: Medial canal fibrosis: surgical technique, results, and a proposed grading system. Otol Neurotol. 26(5):825-9, 2005
                                          5. Luong A et al: Acquired external auditory canal stenosis: assessment and management. Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 13(5):273-6, 2005
                                          6. Hopsu E et al: Idiopathic inflammatory medial meatal fibrotizing otitis. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 128(11):1313-6, 2002
                                          7. Lavy J et al: Chronic stenosing external otitis/postinflammatory acquired atresia: a review. Clin Otolaryngol. 25(6):435-9, 2000
                                          8. el-Sayed Y: Acquired medial canal fibrosis. J Laryngol Otol. 112(2):145-9, 1998
                                          9. Slattery WH 3rd et al: Postinflammatory medial canal fibrosis. Am J Otol. 18(3):294-7, 1997
                                          10. Magliulo G et al: Medial meatal fibrosis: current approach. J Laryngol Otol. 110(5):417-20, 1996
                                          11. Keohane JD et al: Medial meatal fibrosis: the University of Western Ontario experience. Am J Otol. 14(2):172-5, 1993
                                          12. Katzke D et al: Postinflammatory medial meatal fibrosis. A neglected entity? Arch Otolaryngol. 108(12):779-80, 1982
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                                          KEY FACTS

                                          • Terminology

                                            • Imaging

                                              • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                                • Pathology

                                                  • Clinical Issues

                                                    TERMINOLOGY

                                                    • Abbreviations

                                                      • Medial canal fibrosis (MCF)
                                                    • Synonyms

                                                      • Idiopathic inflammatory medial meatal fibrotizing otitis (IMFO)
                                                      • Postinflammatory MCF, acquired MCF, acquired atresia, chronic stenosing external otitis
                                                    • Definitions

                                                      • Discrete clinicopathological disease characterized by formation of fibrous tissue in medial aspect of bony external auditory canal (EAC)

                                                    IMAGING

                                                    • General Features

                                                      • CT Findings

                                                        • MR Findings

                                                          • Imaging Recommendations

                                                            DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                              PATHOLOGY

                                                              • General Features

                                                                • Staging, Grading, & Classification

                                                                  • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                                                                    • Microscopic Features

                                                                      CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                                      • Presentation

                                                                        • Demographics

                                                                          • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                                            • Treatment

                                                                              DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                              • Consider

                                                                                • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                                                  Selected References

                                                                                  1. Moser G et al: Ectopic apocrine glands as a predisposing factor for postinflammatory medial meatal fibrosis: a clinicopathologic study. Otol Neurotol. 36(1):191-7, 2015
                                                                                  2. Ghani A et al: Postinflammatory medial meatal fibrosis: early and late surgical outcomes. J Laryngol Otol. 127(12):1160-8, 2013
                                                                                  3. Hopsu E et al: Idiopathic inflammatory medial meatal fibrotizing otitis presenting in children. Otol Neurotol. 29(3):350-2, 2008
                                                                                  4. Lin VY et al: Medial canal fibrosis: surgical technique, results, and a proposed grading system. Otol Neurotol. 26(5):825-9, 2005
                                                                                  5. Luong A et al: Acquired external auditory canal stenosis: assessment and management. Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 13(5):273-6, 2005
                                                                                  6. Hopsu E et al: Idiopathic inflammatory medial meatal fibrotizing otitis. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 128(11):1313-6, 2002
                                                                                  7. Lavy J et al: Chronic stenosing external otitis/postinflammatory acquired atresia: a review. Clin Otolaryngol. 25(6):435-9, 2000
                                                                                  8. el-Sayed Y: Acquired medial canal fibrosis. J Laryngol Otol. 112(2):145-9, 1998
                                                                                  9. Slattery WH 3rd et al: Postinflammatory medial canal fibrosis. Am J Otol. 18(3):294-7, 1997
                                                                                  10. Magliulo G et al: Medial meatal fibrosis: current approach. J Laryngol Otol. 110(5):417-20, 1996
                                                                                  11. Keohane JD et al: Medial meatal fibrosis: the University of Western Ontario experience. Am J Otol. 14(2):172-5, 1993
                                                                                  12. Katzke D et al: Postinflammatory medial meatal fibrosis. A neglected entity? Arch Otolaryngol. 108(12):779-80, 1982