I present two cases that have been operated on, one two and a half, the other one and a half weeks ago, by the method of Professor Passow of Heidelburg. In each the healing process is far advanced and there is now little doubt of a speedy cure of the chronic middle-ear suppuration for which the operation was done. The cases are of special interest because they represent the first operations of this kind that have been done in Philadelphia.
In Passow's operation the radical mastoid operation is performed in the usual manner as far as the bone chiseling is concerned. A right-angled slit is then made in the cartilaginous meatus and the quadrilateral flap so formed is stitched into the bone cavity to form a skin covering for its ceiling. A large quadrilateral flap is dissected up from the skin behind the auricle and turned into the bone cavity
GLEASON EB. CHRONIC MIDDLE-EAR SUPPURATION. WITH PERMANENT RETROAURICULAR OPENING; RADICAL OPERATION. JAMA. 1899;XXXII(23):1297–1298. doi:10.1001/jama.1899.92450500023003b
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