Epitympanic Anatomy

Understanding the anatomy and ventilation pathways of the epitympanum is fundamental to performing successful endoscopic ear surgery.  The philosophy of the endoscopic technique relies on preserving as much normal middle ear mucosa as possible, in an attempt to restore normal ventilation pathways.

Articles of Interest

Marchioni et al OCNA 2013  Endoscopic Anatomy and Ventilation of the Epitympanum

Marchioni et al Am J Otolaryngology 2010  Endoscopic Evaluation of Middle Ear Ventilation Routes

Marchioni et al Acta Otolaryng 2009  Endoscopic Approach to the Tensor Fold