Assessment of short term hearing improvement in patients of cartilage interposition ossiculoplasty for lenticular process of incus necrosis in cases of chronic suppurative otitis media: mucosal disease
Keywords:Ossiculoplasty, Cartilage interposition, Austin Kartush type A, Chronic suppurative otitis media, Lenticular process necrosis
Background: Chronic suppurative otitis media is a highly prevalent disease in developing countries. Hearing loss associated with this disease is significantly more in cases associated with ossicular necrosis along with tympanic membrane perforation.
Methods: We would like to present a study of such cases of mucosal chronic suppurative otitis media associated with lenticular process necrosis treated by cartilage interposition ossiculoplasty. The patients were followed up for a minimum period of 6 months and their pre op and post op hearing was documented and analyzed.
Results: An average air bone gap of 39.07 decibels in pre op was reduced to 18.13 decibels in post-operative period and these improvements persisted over 6 months of follow-up.
Conclusions: We have hereby concluded that the hearing improvement is comparable to other methods of ossiculoplasty with minimum disruption of natural hearing assembly in lenticular process of incus necrosis.
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