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Idiopathic Blue Eardrum: Treatment Result Analysis

Other Title
특발성 고실혈종의 수술적 치료의 결과분석
Authors
박, 기현; 고, 중화; 전, 영명
Citation
Imsang ibi inhukwa, 7(1):123-128, 1996
Journal Title
Imsang ibi inhukwa; Journal of clinical otolaryngology, head, and neck surgery; 임상이비인후과
ISSN
1225-0244
Abstract
Idiopathic blue eardrum or idiopathic hemotympanum that contains a brownish

secretion in the middle ear is a chronic condition in which the entire drum is of a

distinct blue color and in which etiologic factors such as cranial injury, bleeding from

nasopharynx, operative injury, barotrauma, tumors, hemorrhagic diathesis and anomalies

have been ruled out. Although many authors have reported the blue eardrum since it

was first described 'blue drum membrane' by Shambaugh(1929), the pathogenesis of this

disease is still controversial, as it is still undetermined whether it is a variant from of

otitis media with effusion or a quite independent clinical entity. In the present study, we

analysed 15 cases of idiopathic blue eardrum which had been treated through

mastoidectomy with ventilation tube insertion to evaluate the relationship between the

maintained time of ventilation tube and the drum finding, and confirmed that the earlier

the ventilation tube was removed, the higher the possibility of eardrum troubles such as

retraction, adhesion, and cholesteatoma was. This result suggested that the eustachian

tube dysfunction is a consistant finding in idiopathic blue eardrum.
Keywords
Blue eardrumVentilation tubeE-tube dysfunction
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