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August 1977

Myringoplasty as an Office Procedure: A New Technique

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Otolaryngology, American University of Beirut, Lebanon. Dr Salman is now the Lebanese Minister of Interior and "Cooperatives and Housing."

Arch Otolaryngol. 1977;103(8):459-460. doi:10.1001/archotol.1977.00780250053004

• An office technique uses preserved dry temporalis fascia homograft to close eardrum perforations smaller than subtotal. A follow-up on 36 patients who underwent this technique revealed a 64% success rate and 11% partial success rate.

If the patients whose eardrum remnants were atrophic or scarred with or without calcareous deposits (11 cases) were excluded, the success rate becomes 76% and the partial success rate 8% This technique is therefore recommended for patients whose eardrum remnants are healthy because it is simple and it saves time and money. In case of failure, the situation does not become worse and a regular myringoplasty may then be performed.

(Arch Otolaryngol 103:459-460, 1977)

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