Endoscopic management of chronic otitis media and tympanoplasty

Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2013 Apr;46(2):155-63. doi: 10.1016/j.otc.2012.12.002. Epub 2013 Feb 5.


The endoscope allows for better inspection for cholesteatoma in cases with chronic otitis media, better access to selective epitympanic poor ventilation and secondary selective chronic otitis media, better visualization of anterior poor ventilation of the mesotympanum (reestablishing adequate ventilation to the mesotympanum), better visualization and reconstruction of anterior tympanic membrane perforations, allows use of Sheehy's lateral graft tympanoplasty through a transcanal approach, and increases the odds of preoperative detection of ossicular chain disruption associated with perforations.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Chronic Disease
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Graft Rejection
  • Graft Survival
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Ear Ventilation / adverse effects
  • Middle Ear Ventilation / methods
  • Otitis Media / diagnosis*
  • Otitis Media / surgery*
  • Otoscopy / methods*
  • Postoperative Complications / physiopathology
  • Risk Assessment
  • Severity of Illness Index
  • Surgical Flaps / blood supply*
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Tympanic Membrane Perforation / diagnosis
  • Tympanic Membrane Perforation / surgery
  • Tympanoplasty / adverse effects
  • Tympanoplasty / methods*