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ORL J Otorhinolaryngol Relat Spec. 2001 Nov-Dec;63(6):353-7; discussion 358.

Tympanoscope-assisted myringoplasty.

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  • 1Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Tampere University Hospital, PO Box 2000, FIN-33521 Tampere, Finland.


Thirty ears of 29 patients with different sized perforation of the tympanic membrane were operated on with the aid of rigid otoendoscopes. The technique has a significant novel feature: endoscopy of the tympanic cavity through a perforation with small tympanoscopes 1.7 mm in diameter with a 0%. The postoperative air-bone gap was less than 10 dB in 90% of the ears. It was concluded that tympanoscope-assisted myringoplasty is a reliable and simple procedure with the benefit of minimal trauma in healthy tissue and that it is a feasible approach for day-case surgery with an ordinary success rate of tympanic membrane closure and hearing results.

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