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Eagle syndrome

Otolaryngology / ENT

What is Eagle syndrome? Eagle syndrome, also known as styloid syndrome, stylohyoid syndrome, or styloid-carotid artery syndrome, is a rare disorder of the stylohyoid ligaments that connect the skull with the hyoid bone of the neck. The condition may occur as a result of an elongated or misshaped styloid process (a slim pointed bone located just below the ear).

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Ear neuro-surgery

Otolaryngology / ENT

What is otoneurosurgery? Otoneurosurgery is the branch of neurology dedicated to surgically treating all pathologies encompassed within it, including diseases affecting the inner ear and a number of nerves that run through or near the ear (facial, auditory, vestibular and lower cranial pairs, hypoglossal, vagal and spinal). Treatment includes acoustic neuroma surgery, posterior fossa surgery and surgery of the lateral region of the skull base, among others. The...

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Ear wax plugs

Otolaryngology / ENT

What are wax plugs? Earwax build-up, also known as earwax plugs, are the accumulation of earwax in the ear, which usually result in hearing loss. In the external auditory canal there are a series of glands and follicles that create wax, which accumulates in the outer ear, where it is removed by...

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Plastic surgery

What is Earfold®? Earfold® is an alternative to surgery for prominent ears. It is an implant which is designed to reposition the ears, and the use of an implant offers an alternative to otoplasty, which is a more invasive procedure which pins the ears back or...

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Earlobe rejuvenation

Aesthetic medicine

The lobe is the fleshy, rounded, lower part of the ear. What is earlobe rejuvenation? As the earlobe ages it loses collagen and elastin, becoming less dense and more flaccid and taking on a wrinkled, irregular appearance. The preauricular area may also deteriorate, with the appearance of vertical wrinkles that make the ear look even more...

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Eating disorders


What are eating disorders? An eating disorder is when someone has a very unhealthy attitude to food, body weight or shape. Eating disorders are serious illnesses that can prove fatal if not treated. The most common types of eating disorders are: Anorexia nervosa: when an individual tries to keep their body weight as low as possible by not eating...

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What is an echocardiogram? An echocardiogram is a non-invasive, painless ultrasound scan carried out to create an image of the heart. The exam uses ultrasound waves to view the structure and examine the...

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Ectopic pregnancy

Obstetrics & gynaecology

What is ectopic pregnancy? Ectopic pregnancy is a problem with the implantation of a fertilised egg cell. In a normal pregnancy, the fertilised egg attaches itself to the lining of the uterus. Ectopic pregnancy involves the fertilised egg implanting and growing outside the uterus, in places such as: the fallopian tube the ovary the cervix the abdominal cavity Just over 1% of pregnancies are ectopic....

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Ectopic testes


An ectopy is an anomaly of the situation of an organ or a part of it. When we talk about testicular ectopy, we refer to the abnormal position of a testicle caused by the lack of descent. That is, the testis has taken a different path and has descended through the abdominal cavity until it is settled in the prepubic area, perineal position, etc., rather than in the scrotum. The difference between testicular ectopy and cryptorchidism (or hidden testicle) is that in the latter case the testicle...

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What is eczema? Eczema, also known as dermatitis, encompasses a set of skin conditions that usually cause a rash and inflammation. In most cases, the skin reddens, itches, and may peel or even form blisters. The severity varies depending on the patient. Eczema can be divided into several...

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