Microbiological Evaluation of an Active Tubotympanic Type of Chronic Suppurative Otitis Media

A Srivastava, RK Singh, S Varshney, P Gupta, SS Bist, S Bhagat, N Gupta
2011 Nepalese Journal of ENT Head and Neck Surgery  
The aim of the present paper is to review the success rate of Type 1 Tympanoplasty in active/discharging ear and inactive/dry ear Chronic Suppurative Otitis Media. Literature reviewed in Medline and other database. Prospective case control, prospective case series, prospective cohort studies, retrospective studies reviewed. Tympanoplasty is a routine procedure but the effect of many factors which influences the success rate remains unresolved. These factors include, age of the patient, site and
more » ... e patient, site and size of the perforation, duration of the ear being dry prior to surgery and the presence or absence of infection at the time of surgery. The discharging ear presents to the otologist the dilemma of whether to operate on it or not. This is due to the widespread belief that the success rate of Tympanoplasty on wet ears is inferior to that of the dry ears.
doi:10.3126/njenthns.v1i2.4758 fatcat:djt3x277qvanlgeqgmsik4kode