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Tympanic membrane perforations secondary to ventilation devices: special considerations.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7242184     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Tympanic membrane perforations are uncommon following the use of ventilation devices; however, persistent perforations should be given special attention for squamous epithelial growth through the perforation to the undersurface of the tympanic membrane. Surgical management is indicated in these cases. Tympanic membrane grafting procedures are adequate for early involvement. Successful grafting depends on excision of the tympanic membrane involved with the undersurface growth of squamous epithelium. Mastoid extension of the squamous tissue ingrowth requires greater surgical exposure. Cases and their management are presented.
D F Wilson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Laryngoscope     Volume:  91     ISSN:  0023-852X     ISO Abbreviation:  Laryngoscope     Publication Date:  1981 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-08-10     Completed Date:  1981-08-10     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8607378     Medline TA:  Laryngoscope     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  877-82     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Ear, Middle / surgery
Epithelium / surgery
Mastoid / surgery
Otitis Media / etiology
Rupture / etiology*,  surgery
Tympanic Membrane / injuries*,  pathology,  surgery

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