The Scientific World Journal / 2013 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

Investigation of the Presence of Biofilms in Chronic Suppurative Otitis Media, Nonsuppurative Otitis Media, and Chronic Otitis Media with Cholesteatoma by Scanning Electron Microscopy

Table 2

The intraoperative condition of biofilm positive samples during the surgery.

Patient number Diagnosis/condition Description of specimenThe intraoperative condition of biofilm positive samples
Normal mucosaHypertrophic tissueGranulation tissue with associated mucosa

10Chronic suppurative otitis mediaMiddle ear mucosa 1 (20%)1 (20%)3 (60%)
Mastoid tissue 1 (33.7%)02 (67.3%)

11Chronic nonsuppurative otitis mediaMiddle ear mucosa 1 (17%)2 (33%)3 (50%)
Mastoid tissue02 (67.3%)1 (33.7%)

13CholesteatomaMiddle ear mucosa 02 (40%)3 (60%)
Mastoid tissue002 (100%)

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