Arrangement is in seven chapters devoted to anatomy and physiology, anesthesia and surgical field, surgical materials, management of tympanic membrane abnormalities, and of ossicular abnormalities, and of retraction pockets
and cholesteatoma, and finally, dressing and postoperative care.
Over a period of quite a few years I was the victim of many ear problems including chronic ear infections, cholesteatoma, retraction pockets, numerous ruptured ear drums, erosion of the bones of the middle ear and progressive hearing loss.
Controlling the reflux, reconstructing the bones, and creating a stronger eardrum would help prevent further retraction pockets, improve my hearing, and allow me to dive again.
We found that although retraction pockets developed in a significantly higher proportion of the tympanostomy-treated ears than the conservatively treated ears (58 vs.
1,2) Some studies have shown that this procedure reduces the risk of the development of cholesteatoma, but others have shown that repeated procedures are associated with the development of not only cholesteatomas, but also retraction pockets and tympanic membrane perforations.
Specifically, we looked for the development of retraction pockets (size and site), cholesteatomas (size and site), and tympanic membrane perforations as determined by otomicroscopy before and during the surgery.
Julian Avisenis spoke on retraction pockets
of the tympanic membrane and Joe Diver on nasal and throat conditions.
Deep retraction pockets, with or without squamous debris, were treated by placing a tympanostomy tube in the pars tensa, in a location removed from the lesion (figure).
Children whose retraction pockets remained deep at their initial postoperative visit were scheduled for tympanoplasty with or without mastoidectomy.
This exposure allows for eradication of middle ear and attic cholesteatoma and attic retraction pockets, as well as for reconstruction of the ossicular chain while preserving the posterior canal wall.
Cartilage tympanoplasty for management of retraction pockets and cholesteatomas.
Even ears that have undergone a canal-wall-up operation for retraction pocket
cholesteatoma can eventually develop a ballooned tympanic membrane.