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Research Article - Otolaryngology Online Journal (2014) Volume 4, Issue 4

Impact of age on outcome of type 1 Tympanoplasty

Chronic suppurative otitis media is one of the most common cause of reversible conductive hearing loss in world especially in developing countries because of poor socio-economic status, poor nutritional habits, poor hygiene and lack of health education. It affects both sexes and all age groups. Successful outcome of tympanoplasty depends on various factors. This study was conducted to evaluate impact of age on outcome of type 1 tympanoplasty. Cases were selected, after proper history taking and preoperative evaluations, type 1 tympanoplasty was conducted under local anaesthesia with temporalis fascia graft using underlay technique through post-auricular approach. Patients were followed up in postoperative period for 6 months, with a conclusion that the outcome of type 1 tympanoplasty is affected by age.

Author(s): Geetanjali Jaiswani Rajesh Kumar

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