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Tympanoplasty with Boomerang-Shaped Chondoperichondrial Graft: Long-Term Results


Department of Otorhinology, Bilecik Training and Research Hospital, Bilecik, Turkey


Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Bilecik Şeyh Edebali University Faculty of Medicine, Bilecik, Turkey


Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Şanlıurfa Training and Research Hospital, Sanliurfa, Turkey

ENT Updates 2022; 12: 63-66
DOI: 10.5152/entupdates.2022.21100
Read: 119 Downloads: 79 Published: 01 April 2022

Background: we aimed in this study to evaluate and present the long-term results of type 1 tympanoplasty patients who were operated by using boomerang-shaped chon- droperichondrial graft.

Methods: One hundred thirty-eight patients who underwent primary type 1 tympano- plasty, had tragal cartilage removal, and used boomerang-shaped chondroperichon- drial graft between September 2010 and March 2014 were examined and 62 patients who could be reached through their contact information and had complete preopera- tive records were included in this retrospective study. Audiological and otomicroscopicexaminations were performed on the patients who were contacted. The condition of the graft, preoperative and postoperative air-bone gap values, and retraction find-ings on graft were noted. These findings were compared with preoperative notes.

Results: The preoperative mean air-bone gap value of the patients was 23.690±1.036 decibels. As a result of the audiological examination performed at the last fol-low-up of these patients, the mean air-bone gap values of at least fifth year post- operatively were measured as 10.6±0.791 decibels (P < .0001). The control periodswere between 122 and 60 months and the mean control period was 73.03 months. Perforation was detected in 6 (9.7%) patients on otomicroscopic examination.

Conclusion: Considering the long-term results, we think that this grafting technique of tympanoplasty has adequate and satisfactory results.

Cite this article as: Yağcı T, Dündar R, Yükkaldıran A. Tympanoplastywith boomerang-shaped chondop- erichondrial graft: long-term results.ENT Updates. 2022;12(1):63-66.

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