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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 177-182

Comparative study of microscopic-assisted and endoscopic-assisted myringoplasty

1 Department of ENT, CCM Medical College, Durg, Chhattisgarh, India
2 Department of ENT, Mamata Medical College, Khammam, Telangana, India

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Dr. Raghvendra Singh Gaur
Department of ENT, CCM Medical College, Durg, Chhattisgarh
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0971-7749.187976

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This study was conducted to determine the advantages and disadvantages of the endoscope as compared to microscope in myringoplasty surgery and to compare the results of both groups. The cases for this study were taken from the inpatient cases of the Department of Otorhinolaryngology, in tertiary care hospital for prospective study during the period of January 2012–August 2013. Thirty cases were taken for the study under each group. All patients in both groups were followed up for a minimum of 6 months. Final assessment of tympanic membrane and hearing was done at 6 months postoperation. Subjective and objective assessment of scar was done at 6 months postoperation. In our study, the success rate of endoscope-assisted myringoplasty was comparable to that of microscope-assisted myringoplasty. Regarding cosmosis endoscope produced superior results. The wide angle, telescopic, magnified view of the endoscope overcomes most of the disadvantages of the microscope. Loss of depth perception and one-handed technique are some of the disadvantages of the endoscope that can be easily overcome with practice.

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