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An insect on the tympanic membrane

March 1, 2010  |  Arun K. Gadre, MD, FACS, DORL

Tympanum-canal angles anteriorly, anteroinferiorly, and inferiorly: A postmortem study of 41 adult crania

September 1, 2009  |  N. Wendell Todd, MD, MPH


The angles formed by the tympanic membrane and the external ear canal anteriorly, anteroinferiorly, and inferiorly can pose surgical challenges, and the spaces they form can harbor iatrogenic cholesteatoma. The range of values previously reported for these angles-27° to 60°-...

Ear trauma caused by a yucca plant leaf spine

June 1, 2009  |  Yoav P. Talmi, MD, FACS, Michael Wolf, MD, Lela Migirov, MD, and Jona Kronenberg, MD


Three uncommon cases of ear trauma caused by a yucca plant leaf spine are presented. One patient presented with tympanic perforation and the second with mixed hearing loss after spontaneous closure. The third patient probably had a perilymphatic fistula with subsequent...

Aspergillus otomycosis in an immunocompromised patient

November 1, 2008  |  Amy L. Rutt, DO and Robert T. Sataloff, MD, DMA


Aspergillus niger, an opportunistic filamentous fungus, was identified as the cause of chronic unilateral otomycosis in a 55-year old, immunocompromised man who had been unresponsive to a variety of treatment regimens. The patient presented with intermittent otalgia and...

Assessments of the size of tympanic membrane perforations: A comparison of clinical estimations with video-otoscopic calculations

September 26, 2008  |  Titus S. Ibekwe, FWACS, Onyekwere G.B. Nwaorgu, FWACS, Aderemi A. Adeosun, FWACS, Daniel D. Kokong, MBBS, Hakeem O. Lawal, MBBS, Patrick O. Okundia, MBBS, and Paul A. Onakoya, FWACS (Ib)


We conducted a study to determine how accurate various ENT specialists were in estimating the size of 100 tympanic membrane (TM) perforations with standard otoscopy. The specialists included, in descending order of rank, 2 Consultant Surgeons, 2 Senior Registrars, and 2...

Monitoring reimbursement for unit charges

September 26, 2008  |  Steven F. Isenberg, MD

Results of exploratory tympanotomy following sudden unilateral deafness and its effects on hearing restoration

August 1, 2008  |  Wolfgang Maier, MD, Milo Fradis, MD, Susanne Kimpel, MD, Jörg Schipper, MD, and Roland Laszig, MD


In cases of acute unilateral deafness, no consensus exists as to whether tympanotomy and sealing of the round window should be performed routinely. To further address this issue, we conducted a retrospective study of pre-, intra-, and postoperative findings in 97 patients who...


July 1, 2008  |  Marc K. Bassim, MD and Jose N. Fayad, MD

Recurrent tympanic membrane perforation following medial graft tympanoplasty

December 1, 2007  |  Arun K. Gadre, MD and Adam C. Augenstein, MD

Myringostapediopexy after tympanomastoidectomy

September 1, 2007  |  Matthew Taljebini, MD; Eric P. Wilkinson, MD; Jose N. Fayad, MD

A 53-year-old man presented with chronic otitis media in the right ear and a cholesteatoma in the right ear. Audiometric testing revealed a high-frequency sensorineural hearing loss in both ears and a mixed hearing loss in the right ear.


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