CARTILAGE TYMPANOPLASTY: A REVIEW ON ITS POSTOPERATIVE/FUNCTIONAL OUTCOMES ON HEARING
English

Mohamed Siddique S, Lourdes Albina S.A
2016 Journal of Evidence Based Medicine and Healthcare  
INTRODUCTION Cartilage graft tympanoplasty has a better success rate in the treatment of chronic otitis media if properly prepared preoperatively and placed intraoperatively. OBJECTIVE To prepare cartilage graft from tragus and to compare preoperative and postoperative hearing. METHODS 35 patients with chronic otitis media either tubotympanic or atticoantral, without intra/extracranial complications disease were made to undergo cartilage tympanoplasty. The study was conducted both
more » ... both retrospectively and prospectively. RESULTS In this technique, patients had an average improvement in hearing up to 10-12 dB. The mean postoperative period followup was 2-6 months. CONCLUSION If cartilage graft is properly prepared and placed, cartilage tympanoplasty appears to provide better success rates and hearing results. HOW TO CITE THIS ARTICLE: Siddique SM, Albina LSA. Cartilage tympanoplasty: A review on its postoperative/functional outcomes on hearing.
doi:10.18410/jebmh/2016/695 fatcat:uo5rcq6ssvfhvfofs6ospthsl4