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Use of porcine small intestinal submucosa for pediatric endoscopic tympanic membrane repair

By Razan A. Basonbul and Michael S. Cohen


Tympanic membrane perforationsoccur frequently in children, and can result in hearing loss, otorrhea, pain, and cholesteatoma. Due to the narrower ear canal in children, a postauricular incision is often needed to access the tympanic membrane for surgical repair. Endoscopic approaches are increasingly being used for tympanic membrane repair, reducing the need for postauricular incisions. As the need for a postauricular incision decreases, the demand for non-autologous grafting material has increased. Acellular porcine small intestinal submucosa (SIS) has been described in the literature as an alternative to commonly used autologous grafts, and is well suited for use with transcanal endoscopic ear surgery as a minimally invasive approach. This paper describes techniques for use of SIS in endoscopic tympanic membrane repair in children

Topics: Pediatric, Endoscopic ear surgery, Tympanoplasty, Acellular matrix, Porcine small intestinal submucosa
Publisher: 'Elsevier BV'
Year: 2018
DOI identifier: 10.1016/j.wjorl.2017.09.001.
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