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Treatment of Tympanosclerosis

Definition

Tympanosclerosis: Tympanosclerosis represents the end stage of any chronic inflammatory process affecting the ear. It is a condition that may occur in the middle ear, tympanic membrane, and mastoid and has very little chance of spontaneous resolution. It may become significant enough to create a permanent conductive hearing loss due to calcification.

Myringosclerosis: Tympanosclerosis of the ear drum is observable as white areas of calcification.

Introduction

Tympanosclerosis represents the end stage of any chronic inflammatory process affecting the ear. Although clinically it is seen most easily in the tympanic membrane as whitish calcified plaques, it is a condition that may occur in the middle ear, tympanic membrane, and mastoid and has very little chance of spontaneous resolution. It may become significant enough to create a permanent conductive hearing loss due to fixation of the ossicular chain and in rare cases invasion of the