The Middle Ear : The Role of Ventilation in Disease and Surgery

For the middle ear to maintain its most important function, sound con­ duction, its pressure always needs to be kept around atmospheric level. The eustachian tube has long been believed to be the only organ playing the important role of pressure regulation of the middle ear. However, several phenome...

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Main Author: Takahashi, Haruo
Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Format: eBook
Published: Tokyo Springer Japan 2001, 2001
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Collection: Springer Book Archives -2004 - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • Ventilation and Pressure Regulation
  • 1 Pressure Regulation by the Eustachian Tube
  • 2 Pressure Regulation by Transmucosal Gas Exchange
  • 3 Interrelation of the Eustachian Tube and Gas Exchange
  • 4 Summary
  • II Middle-Ear Pathophysiology After Ear Surgery
  • 1 Transmucosal Gas Exchange Function After Ear Surgery
  • 2 Mastoid Aeration After Ear Surgery
  • 3 Posterior Canal-Wall Retraction After Ear Surgery
  • 4 Summary
  • III Choice of Mode of Ear Surgery
  • 1 Canal-Wall-Up or Canal-Wall-Down?
  • 2 Choice of Mode of Ear Surgery from the Viewpoint of Middle-Ear Ventilation
  • 3 “Soft-Wall Reconstruction” of the Posterior Canal Wall
  • 4 Anterior Tympanotomy, Posterior Tympanotomy
  • 5 Summary
  • IV Cholesteatoma in Relation to Middle-Ear Ventilation
  • 1 Analysis of Cholesteatoma After Surgery for Noncholesteatomatous Otitis Media
  • 2 Pathophysiology of Cholesteatoma
  • 3 The Change from OME in Children to Cholesteatoma
  • 4 Cholesteatoma and a Retra