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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 196-198

Technique and results of cartilage shield tympanoplasty


Department of Ear, Nose and Throat, Pramukh Swami Medical College and Shree Krishna Hospital, Karamsad, Gujarat, India

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Sohil I Vadiya
Department of Ear, Nose and Throat, Pramukh Swami Medical College and Shree Krishna Hospital, Karamsad 388 325, Gujarat
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0971-7749.146938

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Aim: Use of cartilage for repair of tympanic membrane is recommended by many otologists. The current study aims at evaluating results of cartilage shield tympanoplasty in terms of graft take up and hearing outcomes. Material and Methods: In the current study, cartilage shield tympanoplasty(CST) is used in ears with high risk perforations of the tympanic membrane. A total of 40 ears were selected where type I CST was done in 30 ears and type III CST was done in 10 ears. Results: An average of 37.08 dB air bone gap(ABG) was present in pre operative time and an average of 19.15 dB of ABG was observed at 6 months after the surgery with hearing gain of 17.28 dB on average was observed. Graft take up rate of 97.5% was observed. The technique is modified to make it easier and to minimize chances of lateralization of graft. Conclusion: The hearing results of this technique are comparable to other methods of tympanic membrane repair.


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