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January 2017

Endoscopic Repair of Tympanic Membrane Perforations An Exercise of Acrobatic Dexterity or the Sign of the Beginning of a New Era in Otology?

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017;143(1):11-12. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2016.3370

Repair of tympanic membrane perforations is a common surgical procedure, and various methods of repair with different surgical modalities and grafting materials have populated our literature since the 1950s. Until recently, the published literature on tympanoplasty has primarily described microscopic techniques with transcanal, endaural, and posterior auricular approaches. However, in the past few years a growing number of publications have featured the transcanal endoscopic approach for tympanoplasty.1-3

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