A comparative study of hearing outcomes in myringostapediopexy and myringoplatinopexy in our experience


  • K. Santhanakrishnan Department of ENT, Sri ManakulaVinyagar Medical College and Hospital, Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu, India
  • G. Gandhi Department of ENT, Sri ManakulaVinyagar Medical College and Hospital, Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu, India
  • K. Pradheep Department of ENT, Sri ManakulaVinyagar Medical College and Hospital, Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu, India




Chronic suppurative otitis media, Autologous ossicles, Temporalis fascia, Myringostapediopexy, Myingoplatinopexy


Background: COM causes considerable morbidity with ear discharge, conductive hearing loss and complications. Myringostapediopexy and myringoplationpexyis a surgical procedure which intends improve the hearing and quality of the life.

Methods: The  study was conducted in the department of ENT, SMVMCH, Puducherry from April 2017 to April 2018. A detailed history taking thorough clinical examination done for these patients. PTA was done before the procedure, post operatively at 3rd month. Hearing improvement analysed using different parameters like type of graft used, hearing gain and graft uptake. The data collected was tabulated and subjected to statistical analysis.  

Results: Myringostapediopexy better hearing gain than myingoplatinopexy. Myringostapediopexy mean hearing gain 19.53 dB, myringoplatinopexy 12.59 dB.

Conclusions: This study compared the hearing outcomes of Myringostapediopexy and myringoplatinopexy with respect to hearing gain. Myringostapediopexy better hearing gain than myringoplatinopexy due to presence of stapes supra-structure.


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