Lateral ear resection
Terry, a male boxer, had been seen several times over the last couple of months for a recurrent right ear infection. The ear was too sore to look down on each occasion and often had some nasty bacteria in it. We decided to examine his ear under anaesthetic. We found a polyp growing deep down his ear canal which was blocking off the ear canal and trapping moisture and wax.
The only way we could get to the polyp was to perform plastic surgery where we remove one side of the ear canal (which is shaped like an ice cream cone) and stitch the flap to the skin below his ear. This is called a lateral ear resection. The wound healed very well and Terry is a much happier dog now.