A study on fat graft myringoplasty .

Srikamakshi, K (2014) A study on fat graft myringoplasty . Masters thesis, Stanley Medical College, Chennai.


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To close perforations of the tympanic membrane till date, temporalis fascia has been the most commonly used graft material. In this study, the usage of fat as graft material to close dry small central perforations of the tympanic membrane has been evaluated. Patients between 15 - 50 years of age ( both male and female ) with inactive mucosal Chronic Otitis Media with small central perforations , limited to 1 quadrant of the tympanic membrane, with dry ear for atleast 6 weeks,with not more than 40dB conductive hearing loss were included in the study. Adipose tissue, of approximately twice the size of the perforation, was harvested from the posterior aspect of the lobule of the affected ear, and used to close the perforation like a dumbbell. The patients were followed up at 1 week, 2 weeks, 4 weeks, 6 weeks, 3 months and 6 months post-operatively. They were assessed for successful uptake of the fat graft in terms of closure of the perforation and mobility of the tympanic membrane and improvement in hearing by Pure Tone Audiometry.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: fat graft myringoplasty; tympanic membrane; pure tone audiometry
Subjects: MEDICAL > Otolaryngology
Depositing User: Devi S
Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2017 06:57
Last Modified: 06 Jul 2017 06:57
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/1132

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