Canal Wall-Down Mastoidectomy

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Canal wall-down (CWD) mastoidectomy is a surgical procedure that, in its most common application, involves removal of the superior and posterior bony external auditory canal wall such that a continuous…

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Middle Ear Mechanics in Hearing Reconstruction

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As every middle ear surgeon can attest, achieving good hearing results from middle ear reconstruction is difficult and unpredictable, with a myriad of factors impacting the outcomes. Published hearing results…

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Cartilage Tympanoplasty

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The use of cartilage in middle ear surgery is not a new concept and has been recommended on a limited basis to manage retraction pockets for many years.1,​2 More recently,…

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Canalplasty and Meatoplasty

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Canalplasty refers to the surgical procedure that attempts to restore or create the natural contour and patency of the external auditory canal (EAC). Meatoplasty, on the other hand, describes the…

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Mastoid Cavity Obliteration

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An unstable canal wall-down mastoidectomy cavity has the potential to impart a major negative impact on a patient’s quality of life due to the collective burden of chronic otorrhea, frequent…

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Soft-Wall Canal Reconstruction

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Although there are numerous procedures for external auditory canal wall reconstruction after its removal during cholesteatoma surgery, the soft-wall canal reconstruction (SWCR) technique, first reported by Smith et al in…

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Underlay and Related Techniques

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This chapter will cover the underlay tympanoplasty, defined as the reconstruction of the tympanic membrane via placement of graft material medial to the tympanic membrane defect, with the graft positioned…

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Surgical Anatomy Relevant to the Chronic Ear

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Safe and effective surgery for chronic ear disease demands an understanding of temporal bone anatomy and its relevance to function and pathophysiology. Whereas knowledge of surgical anatomy informs the technical…

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