Sensorineural hearing loss associated with otitis media may be due to passage of ototoxic substances such as bacterial toxins and antibiotics, from the middle ear into the inner ear. The round window membrane is the most likely route for such transport. The aim of this study was to analyze the extent of endotoxin passage through the normal round window membrane. The round window membranes of 19 chinchillas were exposed in vivo to Gelfoam
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Supported by Grants from Tysta Skolan, the Swedish Medical Research Council (grant no. 00720) and the Sweden-America Foundation.
- Otitis media
- Sensorineural hearing loss