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All patients had presented with serous MEE, and almost one-third of them demonstrated a pars tensa retraction.
A portion of the pars tensa of the tympanic membrane appeared to be in contact with but not adherent to the promontory.
The pars tensa, which represents the bottom 80% of the eardrum's structure, is composed mainly of collagen II running in parallel sheets, which is unique.
At a follow-up visit 3 weeks later, otoscopy revealed a posterior pars tensa perforation in a quiescent stage (figure, A).

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