Tympanosclerosis - a Beginner's Worry: a Case Series and Review of Literature
Received Date: Apr 06, 2013 / Accepted Date: May 04, 2013 / Published Date: May 11, 2013
Introduction: The aim of the present study is to study cases of tympanosclerosis retro-prospectively in regards to their clinical presentation and also their surgical management.
Materials & Methods: 73 cases of tympanosclerosis were studied over a period of two years. Patients were also classified as those operated by the consultant surgeon and the resident surgeon.
Results: The surgical procedure commonly carried out was Type 1 Tympanoplasty, with no significant difference seen with partial or complete removal of tympanosclerotic plaques with regards to the graft uptake or the post operative hearing thresholds. A difference was observed in the number of complications in cases operated by the consultant surgeon as against the resident surgeon.
Conclusion: Though the symptoms of tympanosclerosis may not be a dramatic it does pose a significant dilemma especially to a novice otologist with regards to its complete resection.
Keywords: Sclerosis, Hearing loss, Tympanoplasty, Tympanic membrane
Citation: Asarkar A, Gosavi S (2013) Tympanosclerosis â€“ a Beginnerâ€™s Worry: a Case Series and Review of Literature. Otolaryngology 3:133. Doi: 10.4172/2161-119X.1000133
Copyright: © 2013 Asarkar A, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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