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October 1981

Tympanoplasty: Nasal Cartilage Homografts

Arch Otolaryngol. 1981;107(10):608-609. doi:10.1001/archotol.1981.00790460020006

• Permanent restoration of hearing is the goal of functional reconstruction in tympanoplasty. Nonbiologic prostheses have been abandoned for otic grafts. This is a long-term study of a group of 32 patients with type II tympanoplasties in which homografts of septal cartilage are used to reconstruct the sound conduction system. The good audiologic results obtained, with absence of immune reactions, allow recommendation of this technique in middle ear surgery.

(Arch Otolaryngol 1981;107:608-609)