Butterfly cartilage tympanoplasty: an alternative new technique instead of conventional surgery method

Butterfly cartilage tympanoplasty: an alternative new technique instead of conventional surgery... Butterfly graft inlay tympanoplasty is a well-established technique for the repair of small- and medium-sized perforations. There are some difficulties with application of conventional butterfly technique and it affects our success rate of graft healing. With some modifications of graft preparation we can make better success rates. The aim of this study was to present the new renovation of conventional method, describe about what kind of changes we made and its technical facilities about the procedure. The study design is a prospective case series. This study was carried out on 18 patients who underwent inlay butterfly cartilage tympanoplasty with the new technique for anterior and inferior perforations at an otolaryngology department of a tertiary medical center between November 2015 and August 2016. Patients were followed with otoscopy and audiometry, and graft healing’s success. Anatomic closure at 6th month after tympanoplasty was found in all 18 patients. There was no incidence of cartilage graft rejection or displacement. Preoperative mean PTA was 27.7 dB, which improved 6 months after surgery to 10.5 dB (the average value of hearing thresholds at 0.5, 1, 2 and 4 kHz). Butterfly cartilage tympanoplasty technique is safe and efficient in terms of both anatomical closure of the defect and improvement in hearing. We believe with this new technique, we facilitate this procedure in addition to the improvement of patients’ comfort and decrease the morbidity of the procedure. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology Springer Journals

Butterfly cartilage tympanoplasty: an alternative new technique instead of conventional surgery method

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Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright © 2017 by Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany
Medicine & Public Health; Otorhinolaryngology; Neurosurgery; Head and Neck Surgery
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