Early repair of traumatic perforations of the tympanic membrane in children

Izhak Winerman, Arie Man, Shmuel Segal

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Abstract

The results of early repair of traumatic perforations of the tympanic membrane by alignment and approximation of the fragmented drum and paper patching of the defect are described in 14 children. The procedure was performed under light general anaesthesia, using Ketalar (ketamine hydrochloride) in a minimal dosage. In all cases except one, healing following patching was complete and uneventful. The disadvantage of general anaesthesia is outweighed by the prompt and uncomplicated healing, and a higher percentage of defect closure, compared with untreated cases in other reports.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)23-27
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Volume4
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1982
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Otorhinolaryngology

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