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June 1974

Silicone Rubber Stent: An Improved Form of Ear Packing

Author Affiliations

Abilene, Tex
From Hendrick Memorial Hospital, Abilene, Tex.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1974;99(6):462-463. doi:10.1001/archotol.1974.00780030476018

Silicone rubber impression material was adapted as a postoperative otologic stent. This material fulfilled all criteria for the ideal ear packing; in addition, it offered the benefit of ease of application and less tissue reactivity during the initial healing phase.

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