TO EVALUATE THE HEARING RESULTS FOLLOWING OSSICULAR RECONSTRUCTION IN PATIENT WITH CHRONIC SUPPURATIVE OTTITIS MEDIA

Arjun Nath Yogee, Navneet Mathur
2019 International Journal of Medical and Biomedical Studies  
Chronic otitis media erodes the bone, destroys the ossicles and has the potential to cause life threatening complications. Methods: This is a prospective study involving patients with chronic otitis media. 120 patients were included and all of them are subjected to ossicular reconstruction either by canal wall down or intact canal wall surgery. Results: As per Wehr's classification 80% of patients in Group 1A have got improvement and 20% have failed to gat improved in A-B gap, in Group 1B 20%
more » ... , in Group 1B 20% -have failed to get improved in A-B gap and in Group 1C, 30% have failed to get improved in A-B gap. 70% of patients in Group 2A have got improvement and 30% have failed to gat improved in A-B gap, in Group 2B 80% of patients have got improvement and 20% -have failed to get improved in A-B gap and in Group 2C 70% of patients have got improvement and 30% have failed to get improved in A-B gap. Conclusion: All the three modalities gave statistically significant improvement (p < 0.001) in A-B gap leading to improvement in hearing but among the three groups there was no statistically significant (p > 0.05) difference found in improvement of A-B gap. Keywords: Chronic Infection, Middle Ear, Ossicles.
doi:10.32553/ijmbs.v3i4.202 fatcat:qbkvesa4nbfn5knceafogmguey