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Tympanosclerosis

Sclerosis Tympanic


Presentation

  • Preoperative tympanic membranes perforations were presented at a rate of 91% and average airway bone gap was 37.8 dB. Bilateral involvement was present in 59%.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • CONCLUSIONS: The immunocompetent cells and some mediators are presented time dependently in otitis media and a possible reaction sequence, leading to differentiation of macrophages into osteoclasts is presented.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • In this work, we present a computational semi-automated method to quantify these pathologies.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • However early screening of atherosclerotic disease in patients with tympanosclerosis seems justifiable on the basis of the data of both the literature and the present study.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • Abstract The aim of the present study was to describe our surgical approach for isolated malleus fixation in patients with tympanosclerosis and to analyze the postoperative results.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
Neglect
  • In the early stages, patients are shown conservative treatment, in neglected cases it is possible to get rid of tympanosclerosis only with the help of a surgical operation.[treat-simply.com]

Workup

Helicobacter Pylori
  • Association between Helicobacter pylori infection and atherosclerotic coronary artery disease. Iran J Pathol. 2009; 4 (1): 1-4[jjmicrobiol.com]
  • This prospective, controlled, clinical study investigated the relationship between Helicobacter pylori and tympanosclerosis aetiology.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

Treatment

  • The most common treatment method of tympanosclerosis is surgery. Stapedectomy is recommended in surgery instead of mobilization techniques. However, there is often recurrence and there is no curative treatment.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • Pure-tone average threshold was significantly improved (p 0.05) in patients who underwent mobilization procedures or stapedectomy for definitive treatment.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • Giddings, NA, House, JW Tympanosclerosis of the stapes: hearing results for various surgical treatment . Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 1992 ;107: 644 – 50 . Google Scholar SAGE Journals ISI 15.[doi.org]
  • Chiropractic treatment of otitis media with effusion: a case report and literature review of the epidemiological risk factors that predispose towards the condition and that influence the outcome of chiropractic treatment .[doi.org]
  • Ventilation tube (VT) insertion is an accepted treatment for chronic otitis media with effusion (OME) in children.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

Prognosis

  • The prognosis is that after 10 years most cases are not suffering any noticeable deafness. The degree of sclerosis often stabilises after 3 years. The majority of research has not been carried out on the general population.[zenplugs.com]

Etiology

  • More studies are needed to understand etiological mechanisms and association between them.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • Chronic otitis media was the most common etiologic factor for the tympanosclerosis (79 ears, 94.1%).[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • From the vast array of definitions, ETIOLOGY - One of the important etiological factors is heredity. Burdened heredity in bronchial asthma is found in 50-80% of patients.[en.medicine-guidebook.com]
  • […] findings and those with known chronic ear and mastoid process inflammation, hearing amplified subjects and those with otosclerosis, tympanosclerosis and acute tinnitus persisting for up to three months, as well as facial nerve disorders of specific etiology[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com]
  • The process of formation of deposits of tympanosclerosis is associated with chronic inflammation of the middle ear, but etiology is not fully understood.[atlasotoskopii.pl]

Epidemiology

  • Chiropractic treatment of otitis media with effusion: a case report and literature review of the epidemiological risk factors that predispose towards the condition and that influence the outcome of chiropractic treatment .[doi.org]
  • Summary Epidemiology The prevalence of symptomatic otosclerosis is estimated as 0.1 to 0.5% of the population in the United-States and Western Europe, thus this is not a rare disease.[orpha.net]
  • Epidemiology of otitis media with effusion. In: Bess FH (ed). Hearing impairment in children. Parkton, MD: York Press Inc.; 1988. p. 75-90. [ Links ] 16. Casselbrant ML, Mandel EM.[scielo.br]
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Pathophysiology

  • Surgical technique is discussed with reference to the pathophysiology of tympanosclerosis, and the role of hearing aids is considered.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • OBJECTIVES: We aimed to evaluate operative findings and hearing results of tympanosclerosis involving the ossicular chain, in order to understand the pathophysiology and to establish better surgical treatment of tympanosclerosis.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • Pathophysiology: It has been postulated that after an episode of otitis media with effusion / or acute otitis media the collagen undergoes degeneration and subsequent dystrophic calcification and formation of tympanosclerosis.[drtbalu.com]
  • The pathophysiology of tympanosclerosis and scar tissue are related but not identical. Some doctors will tell their patients that they see a lot of “scars” on their eardrums when what they really see is evidence of tympanosclerosis.[journals.lww.com]
  • Progress in understanding the pathophysiology of otitis media. Pediatr Rev 1989; 11: 133-8. [ Links ] 4. Shekelle P, Takata G, Cham LS, et al. Diagnosis, natural history, and late effects of otitis media with effusion.[scielo.br]

Prevention

  • Development of tympanosclerosis must be prevented in the early but treatable stages. Prevention is less costly than repair.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • Watch a video on the development of hearing loss as one of the symptoms of tympanosclerosis: Prevention The main prevention of tympanosclerosis is the adequate and timely treatment of inflammation of the middle ear - otitis media.[treat-simply.com]
  • Evaluation of the effectiveness of topical ciprofloxacin and prednisolone in the prevention of myringosclerosis . European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, Vol. 269, Issue. 11, p. 2335.[doi.org]
  • Surgeons would be advised to suction out as much mucus as possible during tube insertion to prevent this complication. Summary It is important for the primary physician to recognize scarring and tympanosclerosis.[rrnursingschool.biz]

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