Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 1999; 3 (4): 175-178

Chronic otitis media: histopathological changes. A post mortem study on temporal bones

F. Salvinelli, M. Trivelli, F. Greco, F.H. Linthicum Jr*

Institute of Otolaryngology, “Campus Bio-Medico” University – Rome (Italy)
*Department of Histopathology, “House Ear Institute” – Los Angeles, CA (USA)


Abstract. – The temporal bones of 4 deceased individuals, with concomitant chronic otitis media are studied. The various histopathological changes in the middle ear cleft are examined: suppuration, polyps, granulation tissue. The possibilities of spontaneous healing of a perforated TM and the indications of surgical treatment are discussed.

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F. Salvinelli, M. Trivelli, F. Greco, F.H. Linthicum Jr*
Chronic otitis media: histopathological changes. A post mortem study on temporal bones

Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci
Year: 1999
Vol. 3 - N. 4
Pages: 175-178