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Auris Nasus Larynx. 2017 Apr;44(2):152-155. doi: 10.1016/j.anl.2016.05.005. Epub 2016 Jun 1.

Endoscopic cartilage butterfly myringoplasty in children.

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1
Elazığ Education and Research Hospital, Clinic of ENT, Elazig, Turkey. Electronic address: cerrah23@gmail.com.
2
Firat University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of ENT, Elazig, Turkey.
3
Elazığ Education and Research Hospital, Clinic of ENT, Elazig, Turkey.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

The present study evaluated the results of the graft success rate and hearing gain of children who underwent endoscopic inlay butterfly myringoplasty due to chronic otitis media.

METHODS:

The study included 32 pediatric patients aged between 8 and 17, who had endoscopic inlay butterfly myringoplasty with the diagnosis of chronic otitis media between September 2012 and January 2015 in Elazig Training and Research Hospital Otorhinolaryngology Clinic and Firat University Otorhinolaryngology Clinic. All patients' demographics, perforation size, and hearing status were examined.

RESULTS:

Tympanic membrane perforation was ≤3mm in 12 patients and between 3 and 6mm in 20 patients. The air-bone gap (ABG) of the patients was 18.5±6.29dB preoperatively, 8.81±3.53dB postoperatively second month, 8.09±3.55dB postoperatively sixth month, and 7.96±3.32dB postoperatively 12th month. Two (6.3%) of the patients had postoperative myringitis. Two (6.3%) patients had recurrent perforation in the postoperative follow-ups.

CONCLUSION:

In children, endoscopic inlay butterfly tympanoplasty is a surgical technique with short duration, high graft success, effective hearing reconstruction, and high levels of postoperative patient comfort.

KEYWORDS:

Butterfly myringoplasty; Endoscopic; Pediatric

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PMID:
27262221
DOI:
10.1016/j.anl.2016.05.005
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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