Foreign Body – Ant in Ear

Foreign Body – Ant in Ear


A 12-year-old male complains of something tickling his ear. This image is obtained.

What is your diagnosis?


The child has an ant in his external auditory canal.

The ant was uneventfully removed with flushing.

Here is the video of the ear exam:

Complete video of exam


WiscMed thanks Dr. Neil Cella of Care Point Health Care for this interesting case.