Tympanoplasty in Chronic Otitis Media Patients With an Intact, but Severely Retracted Malleus: A Treatment Challenge

Otology and Neurotology, 11/24/2010

Hol MKS et al. – Patients presenting with Chronic Otitis Media, a (central) perforation, a medially rotated malleus and intact ossicular chain are a treatment challenge. Lateralizing the malleus handle may require disconnection of the ossicular chain and an autologous incus interposition to bring back the reconstructed tympanic membrane in its original position and improve the hearing.