Title:With the use of traction and continued mid-term prednisone treatment, the recurrence of aural polyps can be prevented in the majority of patients
Upon completion of my thesis I have unfortunately not found any ground breaking new data. As with the majority, of the literature I used for researching and reference, it does appear that the ventral bulla osteotomy is still the most successful intervention available for removal of polyps and despite the anatomical alterations and other side effects that are associated with it, for peace of mind it is undoubtedly the best option to date. However, from the research carried out in writing this paper there is definitely data to back up per-endoscopic trans-tympanic traction. This method greatly reduced the recurrence rate when compared to normal traction alone. Moving forward the next question would be how would this treatment coupled with a mid-term prednisone treatment fair and could it reduce the rate even further and render the ventral bulla osteotomy redundant, as there is no doubt that a less invasive method of removal would be of great benefit to the veterinary community.