Myringotomy delays the tympanic membrane recovery in acute otitis media: a study in the rat model.
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Aug 01, 2002
8 Pt 1
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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