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, vol.5, no.1, pp.18-23, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 5 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL ADVANCED OTOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.18-23

Abstract

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.