Endoscopic interlay tympanoplasty: our experience

Sajitha Bhaskaran K., Naveen Kumar
2020 International Journal of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery  
<p class="abstract"><strong>Background:</strong> Chronic otitis media is treated conventionally by tympanoplasty using a temporalis fascia graft using a microscope, through a post aural approach. The present study comprises of 50 cases of chronic otitis media, which were treated by endoscopic interlay technique of tympanoplasty, combining two novel approaches in otological surgery.</p><p class="abstract"><strong>Methods:</strong> Total of 50 patients were studied, with in a period of one year
more » ... eriod of one year at our institution. All of them underwent type I endoscopic tympanoplasty by interlay method. All of whom were followed up for 6 months. Patients were evaluated in terms of graft uptake, improvement in hearing and rate of complications. </p><p class="abstract"><strong>Results:</strong> In the present study, we have recorded a graft uptake rate of 98%. The mean post operative air bone gap at the end of 6 months was 0.9 dB (p=0.001) which was statistically highly significant.</p><p class="abstract"><strong>Conclusions:</strong> Endoscopic interlay tympanoplasty is a novel and preferred technique, which could be implemented in all cases of dry chronic otitis media.</p>
doi:10.18203/issn.2454-5929.ijohns20202780 fatcat:zv72n573efakjfdbdbqxisbzjm