A mastoidectomy with posterior tympanotomy
was carried out, bur the exposure of the tumor was insufficient; therefore, the posterior wall of the ear canal had to be removed en bloc.
Posterior tympanotomy is commonly performed through the facial recess to facilitate cochlear implantation.
1) As a result, several surgical complications have been reported following posterior tympanotomy for cochlear implantation, such as facial paralysis and taste disorders.
We exposed the posterior limit of the mass with a mastoidectomy and posterior tympanotomy
and the superior face of the mass with an epitympanotomy.
If a middle ear/inner ear interaction is suspected, an exploratory tympanotomy
can be performed.
In cases of acute unilateral deafness, no consensus exists as to whether tympanotomy and sealing of the round window should be performed routinely.
17) On the other hand, a number of authors recommend rapid exploratory tympanotomy (EXT) and subsequent obliteration of the fistula if present to prevent further loss of perilymph and to effect a complete recovery, (10,15,18-20) However, the benefits of surgery have not been proven beyond doubt, and its indications remain controversial.
Physical examination and imaging were unable to establish a diagnosis, so an exploratory tympanotomy was performed.
Because we were still unable to find an explanation for the apparent middle ear mass, we performed an exploratory tympanotomy.
The treatment of congenital middle ear cholesteatoma limited to the mesotympanum is tympanotomy
with complete removal.
The lesion was removed surgically via tympanotomy
, and the patient experienced an uncomplicated and complete recovery.
A clinical diagnosis of reparative granuloma was made, and tympanotomy
and revision stapedectomy were performed.