Obliteration of mastoid and middle ear for severe trauma to the temporal bone.

Abstract

A review of four cases of severe trauma to the temporal bone involving fracture of the external auditory canal indicates that adipose obliteration of the mastoid and middle-ear cleft with closure of the external auditory canal is the optimal method of repair. In two of four patients, one-stage repair was successful using this technique, and in the other two… (More)

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