Results of inlay cartilage myringoplasty in terms of closure of central tympanic membrane perforations.
ABSTRACT There is a current effort to perform myringoplasty for tympanic membrane perforations as a day-stay procedure. In 1998, an inlay myringoplasty using tragal cartilage/perichondrium was described. A retrospective study was performed by the author to analyse the results of inlay cartilage myringoplasty, in terms of closure of simple perforations of the tympanic membrane. The results of a control group of previous cases of underlay temporalis fascia myringoplasty were retrieved from the hospital records. All the operations in both groups were performed by the same author at the same institution. The operation of inlay cartilage butterfly myringoplasty has been performed in 28 ears with simple central tympanic membrane perforations. Inconsistent results have been obtained, in that only 43 per cent showed closure of the perforation at the most recent follow-up. A control group of standard underlay temporalis fascia myringoplasty has been performed by the same author in 23 ears. Eighty-three per cent of the perforations were closed at the last follow-up. The difference is statistically highly significant (p < 0.01).
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ABSTRACT: The purpose of this retrospective study was to evaluate the hearing outcomes using temporalis fascia graft for tympanic membrane reconstruction in type 1 tympanoplasty. It included 100 patients with tubotympanic type of chronic suppurative otitis media requiring only tympanic membrane reconstruction. Patients requiring ossicular reconstruction or with attico antral disease were excluded. Patients were assessed after 3, 6 months and 1 year for graft status and hearing outcome. Hearing evaluation was done using tuning fork tests and pure tone audiometry. In total, 88 out of 100 patients had intact and completely healed grafts at 1 year postoperatively (success rate of 88 %). The Hearing gain achieved was 14.55 dBs and the mean air bone gap reduction was 11.94 dBs. This reduction was statistically significant when compared to the pre operative hearing conditions.Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery 03/2015; 67(1). DOI:10.1007/s12070-014-0749-8 · 0.05 Impact Factor
Clinical otolaryngology: official journal of ENT-UK; official journal of Netherlands Society for Oto-Rhino-Laryngology & Cervico-Facial Surgery 04/2010; 35(2):135-8. DOI:10.1111/j.1749-4486.2010.02089.x · 2.27 Impact Factor