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June 1965


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2136 Locust St Philadelphia, Pa 19103

Arch Otolaryngol. 1965;81(6):640. doi:10.1001/archotol.1965.00750050655019

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To the Editor: The one type of perforation that still gives me poor results after myringoplasty is the anterior-inferior perforation where one must bur or curet the bony overhang. Even though the perforation may be small, the result tends to be either a recurrence of perforation or a marked retraction of the healed area. I have used temporalis fascia or vein underneath the drum and along the canal wall to correct this. Is there any way to prevent the recurrent perforations and the retraction?

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