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The Turkish Journal of Ear Nose and Throat Transcanal butterfly cartilage tympanoplasty [Tr-ENT]
Tr-ENT. 2006; 16(4): 160-163

Transcanal butterfly cartilage tympanoplasty

Barış Karakullukçu1, Engin Acıoğlu, Muhammet Pamukçu

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,
respectively.
Conclusion: Butterfly cartilage tympanoplasty technique
was very effective to close central, small tympanic
membrane perforations associated with minimal
hearing loss.

Keywords: Adult; cartilage/transplantation; ear/surgery;tympanic membrane perforation/surgery; tympanoplasty/methods.

Transkanal kelebek kartilaj timpanoplasti

Barış Karakullukçu1, Engin Acıoğlu, Muhammet Pamukçu

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Anahtar Kelimeler: Erişkin; kıkırdak/transplantasyon; kulak/cerrahi; timpanik membran perforasyonu/cerrahi; timpanoplasti/cerrahi.

Barış Karakullukçu, Engin Acıoğlu, Muhammet Pamukçu. Transcanal butterfly cartilage tympanoplasty. Tr-ENT. 2006; 16(4): 160-163

Corresponding Author: Barış Karakullukçu
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