Endoscopic transcanal push-trough myringoplasty for different types of tympanic membrane perforations

Otology & NeurotologyChen Y, Jiang X, Yang L, et al. | May 18, 2021

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Researchers conducted this prospective, controlled study to investigate the feasibility of endoscopic transcanal push-trough myringoplasty (ETPM) for all types of tympanic membrane perforations (TMPs) and compare the results with those of endoscopic type 1 tympanoplasty (ETT) with meatal flap elevation. In the current study, inpatients with TMPs were divided into two groups based on how the tympanic membrane was repaired: one group received ETPM without raising the meatal flap, and the other received ETT. ETPM without raising the meatal flap can be used on all types of TMPs, regardless of the size or location of the perforation. This can reduce surgery time and has a high healing rate equivalent to ETT, as well as mild postoperative pain. Mastering some essential surgical skills through the endoscope would be beneficial to the surgery's success.

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