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The pars flaccida may be the region of the tympanic membrane that is responsible for pressure detection in humans.
Examination revealed bilateral pathologies with acquired cholesteatoma of the pars flaccida portion of the right tympanic membrane.
In the study, patients diagnosed as having type 2 diabetes within the preceding 2 years and having a body mass index of 30-40 were randomly assigned to receive conventional medical and behavioral therapy either alone (26 subjects) or in addition to laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) via the pars flaccida technique (29 subjects).

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