Endoscopic cartilage tympanoplasty in chronic otitis media
Erdivanlı, Özlem Çelebi
Coşkun, Zerrin Özergin
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CitationOzgür, A., Dursun, E., Erdivanli, Ö, Coşkun, Z., Terzi, S., Emiroğlu, G., & Demirci, M. (2015). Endoscopic cartilage tympanoplasty in chronic otitis media. The Journal of Laryngology & Otology, 129(11), 1073-1077. doi:10.1017/S002221511500239X
Objectives: the use of endoscopic techniques is becoming more widespread in otological and neuro-otological surgery. One such procedure, endoscopic tympanoplasty, is used in chronic otitis media treatment. This study aimed to analyse the results of endoscopic transcanal cartilage tympanoplasty. Methods: Data of tubotympanic chronic otitis media patients who underwent transcanal endoscopic type I cartilage tympanoplasty between June 2012 and May 2013 were analysed. the main outcome measures were graft success and hearing improvement. Results: Graft success rates were 94.3 per cent and 92.5 per cent at post-operative months one and six, respectively. Post-operative air-bone gap values were significantly improved over pre-operative values (p < 0.01). Conclusion: Transcanal endoscopic type I cartilage tympanoplasty is a minimally invasive, effective and reliable surgical treatment option for chronic otitis media.