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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 165-169

Temporalis muscle fascia and cartilage palisade technique of type 1 tympanoplasty: A comparison

Department of ENT, Head and Neck Surgery, SRMS Institute of Medical Sciences, Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Rohit Sharma
Department of ENT, Head and Neck Surgery, SRMS Institute of Medical Sciences, Ram Murti Puram, Bareilly - 243 202, Uttar Pradesh
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0971-7749.161015

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Background: Chronic suppurative otitis media is one of the common causes of deafness in india and occupies a considerable amount of clinic and operating time of otolaryngologists. Materials and Methods: This was a prospective study containing 50 patients, which was further divided into two groups of 25 patient each. One group was cartilage palisade technique group and other was temporalis fascia technique group (TFT group). Detailed history and examination along with pure tone audiometry was performed. Pre- and postoperative hearing results and graft uptake were compared. All surgeries were performed through the post aural approach. Cartilage was harvested from cymba concha and fascia from temporalis muscle. Results: Hearing improved significantly when either of the technique was used. Though this was slightly better, but stastically insignificant in TFT. there was no significant difference in the graft uptake rates, but it was better in cases of Eustachian tube dysfunction when cartilage palisades were used. Conclusion: There was no statistically significant difference in results in terms of success and auditory function but cartilage palisade technique gave better results in specific conditions like Eustachian tube dysfunction.

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