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