Objectives: This study evaluated the long-term
results of transcanal butterfly cartilage tympanoplasty
technique in adult patients.
Patients and Methods: Transcanal butterfly cartilage
tympanoplasty was performed in 11 adult
patients (7 males, 4 females; mean age 30 years;
range 21 to 45 years) with chronic otitis media. The
operations were performed under general or local
anesthesia. Perforation diameters ranged from 2 to
6 mm. The mean follow-up period was 9.5 months.
Results: At the end of the follow-up period, perforations
closed in 10 patients (90.9%). In one patient,
reperforation occurred in the second month. The
mean preoperative and postoperative air-bone gaps
obtained in 10 patients were 18 dB and 6.5 dB,
Conclusion: Butterfly cartilage tympanoplasty technique
was very effective to close central, small tympanic
membrane perforations associated with minimal
FREE FULL TEXTAnahtar Kelimeler: Erişkin; kıkırdak/transplantasyon; kulak/cerrahi; timpanik membran perforasyonu/cerrahi; timpanoplasti/cerrahi.