A comparative study between tragal perichondrium and temporalis fascia in myringoplasty

Balaji Swaminathan., Prem Nivas R., Shanmugam V.U., Dinah Swaroop S., Arthi M and Viveknarayan G

The purpose of the ear surgery is to restore normal anatomical and physiological status of the ear so that the patient leads a comfortable life style. 19 patients between the age group of 15-45 years with tubotympanic chronic suppurative otitis media having a central perforation less than 50% were studied. Temporalis fascia was used in 10 patients as graft material and tragal perichondrium in 9 patients. The usefulness of each material in terms of graft uptake and auditory gain was studied. This study concluded that temporalis fascia had 90% success rate and tragal cartilage perichondrium had 77.77% success rate. Tragal perichondrium had failure rate of 22.22%.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.24327/23956429.ijcmpr20170139