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Braz J Otorhinolaryngol. 2006 Mar-Apr;72(2):267-71.

Tympanoplasty: surgical results and a comparison of the factors that may interfere in their success.

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  • 1Medical School of the ABC, Brazil. ilfukuchi@hotmail.com

Abstract

Chronic otitis media has a high prevalence on the population and their treatment continuous to be a challenge for the otorhinolaryngologists.

AIM:

To demonstrate the factors that could interfere in the tympanoplasty success and the surgical results during 2002.

STUDY DESIGN:

Clinical prospective.

MATERIAL AND METHOD:

were included 37 patients with chronic otitis media non cholesteatoma (COMNC) undergo to tympanoplasty (in lay or underlay, with homologous graft). All the patients were submitted to a survey pre and postoperative include clinical, physical examinations, flexible nasal endoscope and audiometry.

RESULTS:

The age, the dimension and localization of the tympanic membrane perforation; the condition of middle ear mucosa; number of otorrhea/year; smoking; parents history of otorrhea and hearing loss; personals history of otological surgery; monthly family income; the graft, technique and access used were not significantly to repair tympanic membrane perforations. The closure rate was 65% and the gain in air-bone gap was 100%.

CONCLUSION:

The timpanoplasty must be considerate in the treatment of the COMNC.

PMID:
16951864
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