A total ear canal ablation (TECA) means removal of the ear canals. Many times it is performed on both ears at once. It is an operation that is performed when an animal has severe inflammatory disease of the external ear canal or when a growth, such as cancer, is present within the ear canal or middle ear cavity.
To understand why this procedure might be necessary, it’s important to first understand the anatomy of your pet’s ear and the surrounding area. Read more about Total Ear Canal Ablation (TECA)