Endoscopic cartilage tympanoplasty in chronic otitis media

Özgür A., Dursun E., Erdivanli Ö., Coşkun Z., TERZİ S., Emiroǧlu G., ...More

Journal of Laryngology and Otology, vol.129, no.11, pp.1073-1077, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 129 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1017/s002221511500239x
  • Journal Name: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1073-1077
  • Keywords: Tympanoplasty, Otitis Media, Cartilage, Otologic Surgical Procedures, EAR SURGERY, MYRINGOPLASTY
  • Lokman Hekim University Affiliated: No


© JLO (1984) Limited 2015.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.