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Endoscopic vs Microscopic Myringoplasty: A Comparative Study of 100 Cases

Urvashi Mishra, Deepika Sethi, Daljeet Kaur, Ashwani Sethi

Keywords : Endoscopic, Microscopic, Myringoplasty, Postaural approach, Temporalis fascia

Citation Information : Mishra U, Sethi D, Kaur D, Sethi A. Endoscopic vs Microscopic Myringoplasty: A Comparative Study of 100 Cases. Journal of Medical Academics 2021; 4 (1):24-27.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10070-0072

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-12-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2021; The Author(s).


Introduction: The surgical procedure of myringoplasty is performed for the repair of tympanic membrane perforations. This study aims to compare endoscopic myringoplasty with microscopic myringoplasty surgery based on uptake of graft, hearing improvement in terms of pure tone audiograms performed preoperatively and postoperatively, complications in the postoperative period, and subjective cosmetic results. Materials and methods: Between January 2019 and December 2019, 100 patients were subjected to myringoplasty, 50 performed endoscopically and 50 performed microscopically. Results were compared 3 months following the surgery. Results: This article reveals that there was no statistically significant difference between the two groups regarding the success rate. In this study, the endoscopic myringoplasty group shows fewer incidences of postoperative pain and better cosmetic results. Conclusion: Most of the disadvantages of the microscope can be overcome by an endoscope by virtue of its wide-angled telescopic and magnified view. However, the endoscope has the disadvantages of a comparative lack of depth perception and one-handed technique. These can be easily overcome with practice. Thus, endoscopic myringoplasty may be a good alternative to microscopic myringoplasty. Clinical significance: The study gives significant insight into the comparative outcomes of endoscopic and microscopic myringoplasty.

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