Effects of Vitamin E on the Amount of Free Radicals in Traumatized Middle Ear Tissue


Sari M., Baylancicek S. , Baglam T., Ozdemir N., Uneri C.

JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL ADVANCED OTOLOGY, cilt.5, ss.18-23, 2009 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 5 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2009
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL ADVANCED OTOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.18-23

Özet

Objective; Tympanosclerosis is a common sequela of tympanoplasty operations causing hearing disability. It is associated with an increased production of free radicals (also known as reactive oxygen species) after trauma. Vitamin E is a scavenger of different free radicals by working as an antioxidant. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effect of vitamin E-soaked absorbable gelatin sponge placement to the middle ears at quantity of free radicals in rat middle ear.