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December 18 2014

Angel's Sign

What is Angel's sign?

Neuros
Neuros
December 18 2014 #

Purpose: this is done to detect or increase the sensitivty to detect perforation of the tympanic membrane

How it is done: the patient is asked to blow against a pinched nose while an otoscope is placed in the ear. Any prescence of perforation will demonstrate a pus or fluid in the external canal of the ear, which can be seen through the otoscope.

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