The Role of Mastoid Pneumatization in the Pathogenesis of Tympanosclerosis

Abstract

Tympanosclerosis is an abnormal connective tissue reaction with hyaline degeneration and calcification in the tympanic membrane and submucosa of the middle ear. It is an irreversible, non-spesific end-result chronic inflammation or infection of the middle ear. The process occurs in the lamina propria layer of submucosa. A homogenous mass takes place by… (More)

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