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A Journal on Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery,
Plastic Reconstructive Surgery, Otoneurosurgery
Indexed/Abstracted in: EMBASE, Scopus
INTRATYMPANIC THERAPIES FOR INNER EAR DISORDERS
Otorinolaringologia 2010 September;60(3):129-33
History of intratympanic managements for inner ear disorders
Mankekar G., Kirtane M. V., Chavan K., Pachauri S.
1 PD Hinduja Hospital, Mahim, Mumbai, India
2 Seth GS Medical College and KEM Hospital, Mumbai, India
3 PD Hinduja Hospital, Saifee Hospital, Breach Candy Hospital and Cumballa Hospital, Mumbai, India
Treatment of ear diseases has ranged from crushed garlic cloves and oil to oxen’s bile over the centuries. But the classic “intratympanic treatment “ started only about half a century ago after the development of the microscope and our visualisation of the tympanic membrane. In addition there was improvement in diagnostic technology like pure tone audiometry and availability of various drug formulations. This historical review article describes the various intratympanic treatment modalities for inner ear disorders like Menière’s disease, tinnitus and sudden sensorineural hearing loss over the past half a century.