Home Ahead of print Instructions Contacts
About us Current issue Submit article Advertise  
Editorial board Archives Subscribe Login   
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 23-27

Temporalis fascia graft versus composite graft in chronic suppurative otitis media with subtotal and total perforations

Department of ENT, ASRAM Medical College, Eluru, Andhra Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Manas Ranjan Rout
Department of ENT, ASRAM Medical College, Eluru, Andhra Pradesh
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/indianjotol.INDIANJOTOL_62_17

Rights and Permissions

Introduction: Temporalis fascia graft is the most commonly used graft material for reconstruction of the tympanic membrane in chronic suppurative otitis media. However, the success rate is low in case of subtotal and total perforations. We have used both cartilage and the temporalis fascia for the repair with greater success. Aims and Objectives: The aim and objective of the study was to compare the result of temporalis fascia graft and composite graft (temporalis fascia and cartilage) in the repair of subtotal and total perforation of tympanic membrane with respect to graft take-up rate and hearing improvement. Materials and Methods: A total of 300 patients were selected for the study. One hundred and fifty cases we used only temporalis fascia (tympanoplasty with temporalis fascia graft [TTG] group) and another 150 cases both temporalis fascia and cartilage (Composite graft, tympanoplasty with composite graft [TCG] group) were used. The result was assessed after 6 months of surgery. Results: Graft take-up rate in TTG group is 82.67% and in TCG group is 95.34%. More remnant and re-perforations were found in TTG group. It was found that, in TTG group out of 124 patients, hearings improved in 104 patients (83.87%), remain same in 15 patients (12.09%), and deteriorated in 5 patients (4.032%). In TCG group out of 143 patients, hearings improved in 116 patients (81.118%), remain same in 19 patients (15.322%), and deteriorated in 8 patients (6.451%). Discussion and Conclusion: Composite graft is a better graft in comparison to temporalis fascia graft for the repair of the subtotal and total perforation.

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
    PDF Downloaded322    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal