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Vascularization of myringo-/tympanoplastic grafts in active and inactive chronic mucosal otitis media: a prospective cohort study.
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PMID:  22950578     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Objectives:  To evaluate the vascularization process of the grafted fascia or perichondrium in active and inactive chronic mucosal otitis media. Design:  Prospective study. Setting:  University-based, secondary referral hospital. Participants:  Two-hundred thirty two patients who underwent type 1 tympanoplasty or myringoplasty by one experienced surgeon. Main outcome measures:  After postoperative days 5 to 7, the graft was inspected using a binocular operating microscope at least twice weekly until vascularization was confirmed to have commenced. This point was defined as the time of vascularization. An intact graft at 3 months postoperatively was considered a closure success. Results:  The mean time of vascularization of 232 grafts was 14.2 ± 3.6 days (range 8-25). The vascularization time differed according to the perforation size. The perforations involving 50% and less of the pars tensa were revascularized earlier than those involving 75% and more. There was no relationship between vascularization time and closure success or failure. Age itself did not influence the vascularization time or the risk of closure failure. Postoperative otorrhea was higher in patients with a preoperative wet middle ear mucosa than among those with a dry one. Conclusion:  The vascularization time was shorter in perforations of 50% and less than those of 75% and more but the rate of closure success was not different between two. The graft failure was not attributed to the failure of vascularization. Age itself seemed not to be a contraindication for myringo-/tympanoplasty in otherwise healthy elderly patients. © 2012 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Heil Noh; Dong-Hee Lee
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-9-5
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical otolaryngology : official journal of ENT-UK ; official journal of Netherlands Society for Oto-Rhino-Laryngology & Cervico-Facial Surgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1749-4486     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Otolaryngol     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
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Created Date:  2012-9-6     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101247023     Medline TA:  Clin Otolaryngol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2012 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, St. Vincent's Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, 93 Jungbu-daero, Paldal-gu, Suwon city, Gyeonggi-do, Korea. Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Uijeongbu St. Mary's Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, 271 Cheonbo street, Uijeongbu city, Gyeonggi-do, 480-717, Korea.
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