Does age of patient impact the outcome of tympanoplasty? A study in a tertiary care center
Keywords:Tympanoplasty, CSOM, Conductive hearing loss
Background: Chronic suppurative otitis media (CSOM) is one of the most common cause of reversible conductive hearing loss in world especially in countries with poor socio-economic status, poor nutritional habits, hygiene and lack of health education. It affects both sexes and all age groups. Successful outcome of tympanoplasty depends on various factors.
Methods: This study was conducted to evaluate impact of age on outcome of type 1 tympanoplasty. Cases were selected, after proper history taking and preoperative evaluations, type 1 tympanoplasty was conducted under local anesthesia with temporalis fascia graft using underlay technique through post-auricular approach. Patients were followed up in postoperative period for 6 months.
Results: Best results were observed in age group of 21-40 years and poorer outcomes were seen in patients more than 40 years and those less than 20 years age.
Conclusions: The outcome of type 1 tympanoplasty is affected by age of patient.
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