Articles tagged with "tympanic membrane perforations"

Best Practice in Tympanoplasty

Does concomitant mastoidectomy improve outcomes for patients undergoing repair of tympanic membrane perforations? Background: Controversy currently exists regarding the appropriate treatment of tympanic membrane perforations resulting from chronic suppurative otitis media (CSOM) without cholesteatoma. Proponents for mastoidectomy contend that surgical opening of the mastoid pneumatic system buffers pressure changes in the middle ear and allows for […]