Tympanosclerosis ? a Beginner?s Worry: a Case Series and Review of LiteratureAmeya Asarkar1* and Shishir Gosavi2
- Corresponding Author:
- Dr. Ameya Asarkar
Department of ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Sanjeevan Medical Foundation ENT Post Graduate Institute
Ashvini Prasad Hospital, Station Road
Miraj, Maharashtra-416410, India
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E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: April 06, 2013; Accepted date: May 04, 2013; Published date: May 11, 2013
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.
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.