Revista Facultad de Medicina de la Universidad Nacional de Colombia
Print version ISSN 0120-0011
PEREZ ARANA, Manuel Tomás and TORRES PAZMINO, Julio Cesar. Therapeutic efficacy of tympanoplasty with cartilage and perichondrium graft by transcanal way . Rev.fac.med.unal [online]. 2007, vol.55, n.3, pp. 146-152. ISSN 0120-0011.
Background . Tympanoplasty is a frecuent surgery made with different techniques and grafts. Its important to know results of every method to evaluate efficacy. Objective . To know clinic characteristics and therapeutic efficacy outcome in patients who underwent tympanoplasty type I with cartilage and perichondrium graft by transcanal way and lateral middle. Materials and methods . Retrospective case series using form application of information harvest of the clinical history analized with Epi -info 6.04. Results . The study included 67 patients; in 50 patients there was total integration of the graft (74.6%), in 17 (25.4%) there wasn't integration. In 41 patients (61.2%) there was a subjective improvement of the audition and in 26 (38.8%) there wasn't . Conclusions . The results of tympanoplasty tipe I in our environment using cartilage and perichondrium graft, shows a good percent of the tympanic membrane restauration along with a subjective improvement in the audition .
Keywords : tympanoplasty; ear; middle; cartilage; treatment outcome.