Fat plug myringoplasty: Analysis of a safe procedure for small tympanic perforations

Claudio Costantino, Alessandro De Stefano, Francesco Dispenza, Meenakshi Singh, Sebastian Bianchini, Ettore Bennici, Calogero Giancarlo Scarnà, Francesco Dispenza

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Objective: Assessment of value of fat plug myringoplasty as office-based procedure in small tympanic membrane perforations. Material and Methods: Prospective study of consecutive patients undergoing fat plug myringoplasty under local anesthesia. Minimum follow-up considered was 6 months, which included several microscopic examinations. All data were recorded and analyzed statistically. Results: 33 patients matched the inclusion criteria; the mean perforation size was 2.8 mm. No change in PTA was noted after surgery in the whole series. Recurrence of perforation was detected in 7 cases (21%), which was statistically related with the cause of perforation rather than location or size (p-value <0.01). Conclusions: Fat plug myringoplasty is a safe procedure with very low rate of complications, and it is an office-based procedure well tolerate by all patients. Results in case of primary surgery are excellent, with a high success rate (90%). In case of recurrent perforation after traditional surgery, success rate get decreased.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)87-92
Numero di pagine6
RivistaEuroMediterranean Biomedical Journal
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2015

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