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Am J Otol. 1990 Nov;11(6):427-30.

Simple maneuver for closing traumatic eardrum perforation by micropore strip tape patching.

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Department of Otolaryngology, Kochi Medical School, Japan.


The purpose of this paper is to introduce a simple and reliable method to close traumatic tympanic membrane ruptures. Traumatic eardrum perforations without ossicular discontinuity were treated by patching with a piece of micropore tape (3M Micropore Strip Tape). A retrospective study of 108 cases treated by this method over a 7-year period revealed that 107 (99.1%) of the perforations were healed completely by the procedure. The authors stress that this is a simple and reliable method for treating fresh traumatic eardrum perforation. This method does not require anesthesia or any averting manipulation of the perforation.

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