PROFESSOR TONY WRIGHT, INSTITUTE OF LARYNGOLOGY & OTOLOGY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY PROFESSOR TONY WRIGHT, INSTITUTE OF LARYNGOLOGY & OTOLOGY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Tympanosclerosis, otoscope view. The tympanic membrane (eardrum) has perforated. This is a dry posterior perforation with tympanosclerosis (a chalky scarring, white) of the tympanic membrane. The smooth curve of the round window niche (part of the inner ear) can be seen through the perforation.
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