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This procedure is from The Essential Guide to Primary Care Procedures    About our sources
Cerumen Impaction Removal
Michael G. Lamb, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
Jeannette E. South-Paul, MD
Andrew W. Mathieson Professor and Chair
1University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA 2Department of Family Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA
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Contraindications
Curettage
  • Inability to cooperate, hold still, or be held still
  • Excessive cough reflex
  • Anticoagulation with warfarin (Coumadin)
  • Thrombocytopenia
  • Coagulopathy
  • Otitis externa
  • Otic bleeding
  • Suspected ...

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