Malleus handle probe: a middle ear diagnostic procedure.

@article{Duncan1982MalleusHP,
  title={Malleus handle probe: a middle ear diagnostic procedure.},
  author={Robert E. Duncan},
  journal={The Annals of otology, rhinology, and laryngology},
  year={1982},
  volume={91 3 Pt 1},
  pages={281-4}
}
  • Robert E. Duncan
  • Published 1982 in The Annals of otology, rhinology, and laryngology
Manual probing of the malleus handle (MH) of 477 patients suggests a protective middle ear reflex with a variable tonic contraction of the tensor tympani muscle (TTM). The degree and type of MH retraction suggests three stages of progressive middle ear inflammation. Prediction accuracy of 250 myringotomy findings was 60% with impedance audiometry and 92… CONTINUE READING