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Cartilage Tympanoplasty: Is it more effective than temporalis fascia grafting for tympanoplasty?

Chronic suppurative otitis media is a disease which is a major cause of morbidity in our country. A large proportion of these patients have safe (mucosal) chronic suppurative otitis media. It leads to otorrhoea and deafness which hampers productivity of many individu-als. Otolaryngologist play an important role in its correction and amelioration by con-servative or operative procedures. One such procedure is tympanoplasty.

Author(s): Shyamakant Prasad, Vineet Gupta, Ashok Kumar, Sulabha M Naik