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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 120-122

Effect of smoking on outcome of tympanoplasty

Department of ENT, Institute of Medical Sciences and SUM Hospital, Kalinga Nagar, Bhubaneswar, India

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Santosh Kumar Swain
Department of ENT, IMS and SUM Hospital, Kalinga Nagar, Bhubaneswar 751 003, Odisha
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0971-7749.91194

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Objective : The effect of smoking on the outcome of tympanoplasty is to be confirmed. We sought to determine the effect of smoking habit on the results of tympanoplasty over 158 patients for a period of 2years. Setting : Tertiary care hospital. Materials and Methods : The study was carried out among 158 post operative tympanoplasty, smokers were 28 and non-smoker were 130. Results : Patients without smoking habit have 93% graft uptake with 94% improved hearing after tympanoplasty. Those were with smoking habit, have 68% graft uptake with 79% improved hearing. The average hearing improvement was 20 dB among nonsmokers and 16 dB among smokers. Conclusion : This study support the poor outcome of tympanoplasty among smokers in comparison to non-smokers.

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