Home Ahead of print Instructions Contacts
About us Current issue Submit article Advertise  
Editorial board Archives Subscribe Login   
ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 25  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 177-179

Topical silver nitrate application during myringoplasty for large tympanic membrane perforation


Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Zagazig University, Zagazig, Egypt

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Ibrahim Mohammad Saber
Department of Otorhinolaryngology.Head and Neck Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Zagazig University, Zagazig
Egypt
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/indianjotol.INDIANJOTOL_89_18

Rights and Permissions

Objective: The aim of this study was to assess the topical application of silver nitrate during myringoplasty for large tympanic membrane (TM) perforation. Patients and Methods: This study was applied on 70 patients who had large dry central TM perforations. The patients were randomly divided into two groups: silver nitrate group for whom silver nitrate 50% was used during myringoplasty and control group that was managed traditionally without silver nitrate. The patients were evaluated on the basis of postoperative graft taking, hearing improvement, and complications. Results: Both groups were statistically matched with regard to age and sex. At 6 months postoperatively, success rate (graft taking) in silver nitrate group was 88.57% and 82.86% in control group with statistically nonsignificant difference (P = 0.49). Success in terms of hearing gain (≥10 dB) was achieved in 23 patients (65.6%) in the silver nitrate group and 12 patients (34.4%) in the control group with statistically nonsignificant difference (P = 0.079). Conclusion: Topical application of 50% silver nitrate during myringoplasty for large TM perforations is safe, provides refreshing the edges of the large TM perforation, and avoids losing any part of the precious remnants of the large TM perforation.


[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*
Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed704    
    Printed40    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded104    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal