Title:
Comparison between cartilage and fascia grafts in type 1 tympanoplasty
Authors:
M. T. Kalcioglu , M. Tan and A. Croo
Institutions:
1Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Istanbul Medeniyet University Medical Faculty, Istanbul; Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Inonu University Medical Faculty, Malatya, Turkey; Ghent University Medical Faculty, Ghent,Belgium
Keywords:
Tympanoplasty, cartilage, island technique, fascia, chronic otitis
Pages:
235 - 239
Abstract:
Comparison between cartilage and fascia grafts in type 1 tympanoplasty. Objectives : We retrospectively analysed long-term hearing results and graft take rates in our cases with both temporalis muscle fascia and the cartilage island technique. Methodology: Between September 2000 and October 2011, a total of 489 patients underwent cartilage tympanoplasty, while 318 patients had tympanoplasty using fascia. In this study we included patients with a follow-up period of at least 3 years. Exclusion criteria were ossicular chain defects, cholesteatoma, otorrhoea, middle ear granulation or effusion, and a history of middle ear surgery. Results: The cartilage group consisted of 49 patients, with 28 patients being included in the fascia group. Both air conduc- tion hearing thresholds and air bone gaps improved significantly in both groups. However, no statistical significance was found between the results for the two groups (p>0.05). Conclusion: Our study concurs with many others in the literature, clearly indicating that cartilage produces hearing results that are comparable to temporalis muscle fascia grafts.
Issue:
Vol. 9, 2013, 3rd trimester


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Comparison between cartilage and fascia grafts in type 1 tympanoplasty