Publication date: Available online 12 January 2017
Source:Operative Techniques in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Author(s): Taha A. Jan, Daniel J. Lee
In this chapter, we describe surgical steps and approaches for transcanal endoscopic tympanotomy. Endoscopic ear surgery (EES) can be safely and effectively utilized for transcanal access to most routine and complex middle ear pathology in children and adults. The superior image detail and wide-angle view of the endoscope greatly enhances its diagnostic and therapeutic value. In the following report, we will review endoscopic middle ear anatomy, basic surgical techniques, and discuss pearls and pitfalls associated with transcanal endoscopic tympanotomy.