Prevalence of external auditory canal exostoses in surfers.

  title={Prevalence of external auditory canal exostoses in surfers.},
  author={Brian Jet-Fei Wong and Wilson. Cervantes and Karen Jo Doyle and Amir M. Karamzadeh and P Boys and George Brauel and Enas Mushtaq},
  journal={Archives of otolaryngology--head \& neck surgery},
  volume={125 9},
OBJECTIVE To determine (1) the prevalence of external auditory exostoses in a population of surfers and (2) the relationship between the length of time spent surfing and the prevalence, severity, and location of the exostoses. DESIGN Cross-sectional epidemiological study. SETTING General community. PATIENTS Three hundred seven avid surfers (93.5% males and 6.5% females; age distributions: 11.2% were < or =20, 67.9% were 21 to 40, 17.5% were 41 to 50, and 3.3% were >50 years). MAIN… 

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