Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : graft uptake


Srinivasa.V, B.Asma Tarannum, Asjan Basheer , Sriram.G, Divine Jude Dantes, Saumya David

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2023, Volume 10, Issue 1, Pages 367-372

This study compared the graft acceptance rate and hearing improvement in patients who underwent myringoplasty for chronic otitis media. Methods: A prospective study was conducted in the department of Otorhinolaryngology, Vinayaka Mission’s Medical College and Hospital, Karaikal, Puducherry, India. 48 patients with COM were selected. Among them, 24 had dry ear and 24 had wet ear mucoid discharge. All patients underwent myringoplasty and temporalis fascia was used as graft in all the patients. Patients were followed up for atleast 3 months. Pure tone audiometry was done preoperatively and also  postoperatively after 3 months. The graft uptake rate and the hearing improvement were compared between the two groups. Results: The graft acceptance rate was 83.33% in both dry and wet ear groups. There was no statistically significant difference between doth the groups. The hearing improvement was also compared between the two groups. There was no statistically significant difference in the hearing improvement after surgery between the two groups. Conclusion: The presence or absence of mucoid ear discharge during the surgery does not interfere with the outcome of the surgery. It does not affect the rate of graft uptake or does not affect the hearing improvement post surgery

Pathogenic microbiological flora in middle ear mucosa of chronic otitis media inactive mucosal disease: Relevance in surgical outcome of tympanoplasty: A pilot study

Divya Mohan; Rajarajeswari Nalamate; Tambi A Cherian; Meenu Khurana Cherian; Shashikala Nair

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2022, Volume 9, Issue 6, Pages 1898-1906

Background & Aim: Chronic Otitis Media (COM) is a common curable cause for hearing impairment in developing countries. Eradication of disease from middle ear and repair of tympanic membrane perforation reduces the progression of hearing loss due to infection induced osteitis of ossicles. Tympanoplasty is usually done in quiescent stage of COM. Eustachian tube function, allergies and duration of disease affect the outcome of surgery. Our study aimed to assess middle ear mucosa for microbiological flora in COM Mucosal disease Inactive stage and its influence on outcome.