Spontaneous healing of the tympanic membrane after traumatic perforation in rats.

@article{Arajo2014SpontaneousHO,
  title={Spontaneous healing of the tympanic membrane after traumatic perforation in rats.},
  author={Marcos Miranda de Ara{\'u}jo and Adriana de Andrade Batista Murashima and Vani Maria Alves and Maria C{\'e}lia Jamur and Miguel {\^A}ngelo Hyppolito},
  journal={Brazilian journal of otorhinolaryngology},
  year={2014},
  volume={80 4},
  pages={330-8}
}
UNLABELLED The most common etiologies of tympanic membrane perforation are infections and trauma. OBJECTIVE The objective of the present study was to assess the healing of traumatic tympanic membrane perforation in rats. METHODS The tympanic membrane from male Wistar rats was perforated in the anterior and posterior portions to the handle of the malleus. Five tympanic membranes were evaluated 3 days after tympanic perforation; 5 after 5 days; 5 after 7 days; 3 after 10 days; and 4 after 14… CONTINUE READING