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Myringotomy delays the tympanic membrane recovery in acute otitis media: a study in the rat model.

Authors
  • Spratley, Jorge
  • Hellström, Sten
  • Eriksson, Per-Olof
  • Pais-Clemente, Manuel
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Laryngoscope
Publication Date
Aug 01, 2002
Volume
112
Issue
8 Pt 1
Pages
1474–1481
Identifiers
PMID: 12172265
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The present infectious model induced an intense inflammatory reaction within the entire structure of the tympanic membrane. Myringotomy provoked a delayed recovery from the inflammatory process within the tympanic membrane. Therefore, if applicable to human conditions, the use of myringotomy in the management of acute otitis media should be restricted to selected cases of acute otitis media.

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