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World J Otorhinolaryngol. Aug 28, 2016; 6(3): 50-53
Published online Aug 28, 2016. doi: 10.5319/wjo.v6.i3.50
Meatoplasty: A novel technique and minireview
Todd Kanzara, Jagdeep S Virk, Anthony O Owa
Todd Kanzara, Jagdeep S Virk, Anthony O Owa, ENT Department, Queen’s Hospital, Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust, Romford, Essex RM7 0AZ, United Kingdom
Author contributions: Kanzara T performed the majority of the writing and literature search; Virk JS assisted with manuscript design, literature search and proof reading; Owa AO provided senior supervision.
Conflict-of-interest statement: Nothing to declare.
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Correspondence to: Todd Kanzara, LLB (Hons) MRCS (ENT), ENT Department, Queen’s Hospital, Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust, Rom Valley Way, Romford, Essex RM7 0AZ, United Kingdom. todd.kanzara@nhs.net
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Received: March 1, 2016
Peer-review started: March 1, 2016
First decision: April 15, 2016
Revised: May 12, 2016
Accepted: June 1, 2016
Article in press: June 3, 2016
Published online: August 28, 2016
Core Tip

Core tip: A successful meatoplasty addresses the bony, soft tissue and cartilaginous portions of the external auditory meatus. At least one, if not all these factors, can contribute to external auditory canal stenosis. Cartilage from the helical root can be resected in order to create an adequate meatoplasty.