Senior Scholars Program

Title

Blunting of the Anterior Tympanomeatal Angle Following Tympanoplasty

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Otolaryngology; School of Medicine; Senior Scholars Program

Faculty Mentor

Aaron Remenschneider

Publication Date

2018-12-01

Document Type

Article

Disciplines

Medical Education | Otolaryngology | Otorhinolaryngologic Diseases

Abstract

Outcomes following tympanoplasty procedures are variable and depend on the duration, etiology, and location of the perforation as well as the approach for tympanic membrane (TM) grafting (1). Complications following tympanoplasty, including infection, canal stenosis, and lateralization of the graft are known to impact postoperative hearing outcomes (1). “Blunting” is an additional postoperative complication that may compromise the viability and sound conduction properties of the reconstructed TM (1). Blunting occurs when there is loss of the normally acute (45–50 degrees) anterior tympanomeatal angle (ATMA) at the junction between the TM and external auditory canal (EAC) (2).

Keywords

Blunting, Otopathology, Tympanoplasty

DOI of Published Version

10.1097/MAO.0000000000001985

Source

Trakimas DR, Gandhi D, Kozin ED, Cheng JT, Remenschneider AK. Blunting of the Anterior Tympanomeatal Angle Following Tympanoplasty. Otol Neurotol. 2018 Dec;39(10):e1179-e1181. doi: 10.1097/MAO.0000000000001985. PMID: 30252798. Link to article on publisher's site

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Otology and neurotology : official publication of the American Otological Society, American Neurotology Society [and] European Academy of Otology and Neurotology

Comments

Danielle Trakimas participated in this study as a medical student in the Senior Scholars research program at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed

PubMed ID

30252798

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