impregnated with antibiotic ear props were placed over the fascia graft and the mastoid cavity was packed with ribbon gauze smeared in antibiotic ointment.
Moisten it intermittently with Gelfoam
soaked with saline.
The most common packing materials used for anterior nasal packing are Paraffin gauze, Vaseline gauze, Merocel impregnated with antibiotic ointment, gelfoam
, surgicel, bismuth iodoform paraffin paste etc.
After the membranous labyrinth is removed, Gelfoam
saturated with streptomycin or gentamicin is placed in the inner and middle ears, and the endaural tympanomeatal flap is replaced and closed.
Several materials such as Polyvinyl alcohol, particles, muscle, Gelfoam
, Cynoacrylate, metal coils, collagen etc have been used.
At 15 days postoperatively, they underwent otomicroscopic evaluation for the removal of remnants of unabsorbed Gelfoam
and for evaluation of the tympanic membrane.
For nasal dressing we used Antibiotic soaked guaze, Merocoel, Cuticel, Gelfoam
The area was repaired with a free temporalis fascia graft, Avitene, Gelfoam
, and a middle meatal spacer.
Hepatorrhaphy where suturing with chromic catgut along with Gelfoam
packing was done in all cases.
Vitamin A-soaked gelfoam
sponges and wound healing in steroid-treated animals.