Overview of tympanoplasty techniques and results


  • Reshma P. Chavan Department of ENT, Dr. V. M. G. Medical College, Solapur, Maharashtra, India
  • Shivraj M. Ingole Department of Radiology, G. G. M. C and Sir J. J group of Hospitals, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  • Santosh N. Birajdar Department of ENT, Dr. V. M. G. Medical College, Solapur, Maharashtra, India




Endoscopes, Tympanoplasty, Technique


The objective of this article is to overview about the changing techniques of tympanoplasty surgery and increase in the anatomical and functional success rate of surgeries. Introduction of endoscope in ear surgeries is time saving. Endoscopes are helpful to access hidden areas which was difficult with the help of microscope such as facial recesses, sinus tympani, extension of posterior-superior retraction pockets, etc. Also various modifications done in the techniques of using graft material for tympanoplasty surgery are reviewed in terms of graft acceptance and improvement of hearing. Articles reviewed are research articles, original articles and review articles published in pub med indexed journals. Because of Newer techniques in ear surgeries, tympanoplasty is becoming day care surgery. Also newer techniques are with cosmetic view and gives maximum post-operative hearing using minimal instrumentation. Efforts are taken to review the tympanoplasty surgical technique and its results.


Author Biography

Reshma P. Chavan, Department of ENT, Dr. V. M. G. Medical College, Solapur, Maharashtra, India

Associate Professor,Department of ENT,Dr.V.M.G.M.C,Solapur



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