OTOLARYNGOLOGY

The Malleus in Ossicular Reconstruction

Dec 14, 2016 by in OTOLARYNGOLOGY Comments Off on The Malleus in Ossicular Reconstruction

The presence or absence of a malleus affects the hearing results in ossiculoplasty, particularly in the absence of a stapes superstructure. Numerous authors have emphasized the importance of the malleus…

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Epitympanectomy

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The epitympanum is an important anatomical region in otologic surgery, particularly in the treatment of cholesteatoma and chronic suppurative otitis media. Its relevance in the treatment of lesions that extend…

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Canal Wall-Up Techniques

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Variations of the mastoidectomy procedure are a prerequisite for the management of chronic ear disease. The canal wall-up (CWU, also known as intact–canal wall [ICW] or combined approach) mastoidectomy has…

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Pathophysiology of Cholesteatoma

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Introduction The word cholesteatoma is connected to Johannes Mueller, a German pathologist who introduced it in the year 1838 as a term for a “tumeur perleé,” which had previously been…

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Endoscopic Ear Surgery

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The development of the rigid rod endoscope by Hopkins in the 1950s opened a new path for surgery in almost every branch of the discipline. Although endoscopes have been used…

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