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March 1978

The Mastoid Air Cell System in Ear Surgery

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Otolaryngology, Sahlgren's Hospital, Göteborg, Sweden, and Central Hospital, Karlstad, Sweden.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1978;104(3):127-129. doi:10.1001/archotol.1978.00790030013003

• Despite the overall high success rate of myringoplasty, the long-term results in ears with preoperative dysfunction of the Eustachian tube and with a small mastoid air cell system are disappointing. In this communication, we report an 83% healing rate after myringoplasty that included mastoidectomy with posterior and anterior tympanotomy in a selected group of patients with poor tubal function and small mastoids.

(Arch Otolaryngol 104:127-129, 1978)

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