A study of graft uptake rate of myringoplasties in Bir Hospital
Keywords:Chronic suppurative otitis media-tubotympanic type, graft, myringoplasty
Chronic suppurative otitis media-tubotympanic type is one of the commonest ear diseases in the practice of otolaryngology. It mainly occurs in the people with poor socio-economic conditions hence, its magnitude is immense in remote areas of Nepal where poverty prevails the most and in people who do not have access to health facilities. The main features of this disease are ear discharge lasting more than three months, hearing loss, and perforation of the tympanic membrane. The aim of this study is to evaluate the graft uptake rate of patients who underwent Myringoplasties for Chronic Suppurative otitis media tubotympanic type. The total number of patients in the study was 129. Age of the patients varied from 13 to 45 years. Myringoplasties were performed on these patients. They were followed up at one week for stitch and ear pack removal, and then at four weeks to see for graft uptake. The graft uptake rate was found to be 81.4 %. There were no significant complications, except that few patients complained of pain at the site of incision for harvesting the graft. This study showed that myringoplasty has good success rate./7 and can be carried out safely for closure of tympanic membrane perforation in cases of chronic suppurative otitis media tubo-tympanic type.
JCMSN 2011; 7(1): 24-27