Middle ear packing: comparison of materials in an animal model of mucosal trauma.

@article{Lipan2011MiddleEP,
  title={Middle ear packing: comparison of materials in an animal model of mucosal trauma.},
  author={Michael Julian Lipan and Ibrahim Alava and Ralph N Abi-Hachem and Stephen Vernon and Thomas R. Van De Water and Simon I. Angeli},
  journal={Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery},
  year={2011},
  volume={144 5},
  pages={763-9}
}
OBJECTIVE To compare absorbable gelatin sponge (AGS) with an injectable esterified hyaluronic acid (EHA) as middle ear packing material after mucosal trauma. STUDY DESIGN Randomized, blinded, and controlled study. SETTING Tertiary university-based hospital. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Twenty-three guinea pigs underwent middle ear surgery with mucosal trauma performed on both ears and one ear packed with either EHA or AGS. Contralateral ears were used as nonpacked paired controls. Auditory… CONTINUE READING