External auditory canal after stapedotomy: packing or not?

@article{Salvinelli2007ExternalAC,
  title={External auditory canal after stapedotomy: packing or not?},
  author={F. Salvinelli and Manuele Casale and Vittorio Rinaldi and Carlo Zini},
  journal={European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology},
  year={2007},
  volume={264},
  pages={1119-1120}
}
Sir, Although stapes surgery currently represents one of the most common surgical procedures in ENT practice, there is still an unsolved debate about the necessity of packing the external auditory canal (EAC) after surgery [1[e1]]. Some of the questions are: packing the EAC or not? In case of packing, what kind of packing is most convenient? Reabsorbable material or removable tampon? What about Wxing the tympanomeatal Xap with Fibrin Glue “Tissucol”? The Wrst author has performed more than 300… CONTINUE READING

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