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Yazama, Hiroaki Division of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Department of Sensory and Motor Organs, School of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Tottori University Researchers DB KAKEN
Yokoyama, Yuko Division of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Department of Sensory and Motor Organs, School of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Tottori University
Watanabe, Tasuku Division of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Department of Sensory and Motor Organs, School of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Tottori University
Surgical removal of tumor is the primary treatment of choice for glomus tympanicum (GT). However, because the tumor has abundant blood flow, bleeding control is crucial, and preoperative embolization may be performed. Here, we report the case of a 46-year-old female who visited our hospital with a complaint of right pulsatile tinnitus. A red pulsatile mass was found in the right tympanic cavity, and she was diagnosed with class B1 GT and subsequently underwent surgical treatment. We judged that bleeding could be controlled by intratympanic cavity manipulation alone and decided to perform transmeatal tumor resection without preoperative arterial embolization. After creating a tympanomeatal flap and performing an atticotomy, some pieces of Spongel® were inserted between the tumor and the tympanic wall. The Spongel® absorbed the blood and created a space between the tumor and tympanic wall, which allowed for the insertion of the tip of the Vesalius® handpiece to coagulate the tumor. The coagulation caused the tumor to shrink, thereby widening the space and allowing for further resection. Although the surgical manipulation caused bleeding, complete resection was achieved by the application of Spongel® and coagulation with Vesalius®. Since the tip of the Vesalius® was not burned, hemostasis was successfully achieved, and the operation proceeded while maintaining a clear field of view. There was little bleeding and no postoperative complications. The patient was discharged on the sixth postoperative day. One year after surgery, pure tone audiometry showed no change in the level of bone conduction. Spongel® and Vesalius® are useful tools that allow to safely perform surgeries even in narrow spaces such as the tympanic cavity.
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Yonago Acta Medica
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Yonago Acta Medica
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Yazama H, Kunimoto Y, Yokoyama Y, et al. Hemostatic Control with Gelatin Sponge and Quantum Molecular Resonance Coagulation in a Case of Glomus Tympanicum. Yonago Acta Medica. 2021, 64(4), 364-368. doi:10.33160/yam.2021.11.006
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