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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 29  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 16-19

Simultaneous bilateral myringoplasty as a single-stage operation


Departments of Otorhinolaryngology, and Head and Neck Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Zagazig University, Egypt

Correspondence Address:
Mohammad W El-Anwar
Departments of Otorhinolaryngology, and Head and Neck Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Zagazig University, 0552309843
Egypt
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.7123/01.EJO.0000422843.87643.9e

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Background

Myringoplasty is a common otologic procedure that results in successful closure of the perforation in most cases; however, the theoretical risk of iatrogenic sensorineural hearing loss during surgery has induced a reluctance among otosurgeons to perform bilateral myringoplasty.

Objectives

The aim of this study was to evaluate simultaneous bilateral myringoplasty as a single-stage operation.

Patients and methods

A prospective study was carried out between December 2009 and March 2012 on 30 patients (60 ears) with bilateral tympanic membrane perforations. Bilateral myringoplasty was performed in the same sitting using an underlay technique.

Results

Of the 60 ears operated upon, perforation closure was achieved in 56 (93.3%) ears and 51 (80%) ears gained hearing. No worsening of hearing was observed in any ear.

Conclusion

Simultaneous bilateral myringoplasty is safe and effective as a single-stage operation, with a high success rate.



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