Year : 2017 | Volume
: 4 | Issue : 1 | Page : 14--18
Tympanometric assessment of Eustachian tube function as a prognostic indicator in myringoplasty
Suresh Babu Undavalli1, Narayan Hanumanth Rao Kulkarni2, Sukrit Bose2, Anuradha Ananthaneni3
1 Department of ENT, Dr Pinnamaneni Siddhartha Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Foundation, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, India
2 Department of ENT, BLDE Medical College, Bijapur, Karnataka, India
3 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, St Joseph Dental College & Hospital, Duggirala, Andhra Pradesh, India
To determine eustachian tube function in tubo-tympanic type of chronic ear disease and correlate it with pathological changes in middle ear.
To ascertain whether eustachian tube function had any demeanor upon the outcome of myringoplasty.
The prevailing interest in the patho-physiology of the eustachian tube has been stimulated by the persistent incidence of middle ear effusion and chronic otitis media. The ongoing sophistication in current middle ear reconstructive surgery has added more dimensions to the study of eustachian tube and its effects in the course of reconstructive middle ear surgery. One of the prime elements accountable for failure of reconstructive middle ear surgery has been tubal dysfunction.
In the present study eustachian tube function was evaluated in in 30 patients who were undergoing myringoplasty for tubo-tympanic type of chronic suppurative otitis media having central perforation by tuning fork tests, microscopic evaluation of the middle ear mucosa and Impedance audiometry.
70% of the myringoplasty cases had good surgical outcome and of the 24 cases that had good eustation tube function 87.5% had successful surgical outcome remaining cases had recurrence of otorrhea.
The results were validating good eustachain tube function as a criterion for electing cases under middle ear reconstructive surgery and Impedance audiometer assures a superlative means of appraising Eustachain tube function.
D/No 10/200, Anuradha ENT Hospital, Eluru Road, Gudivada, Krishna District - 521 301, Andhra Pradesh
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Undavalli SB, Kulkarni NH, Bose S, Ananthaneni A. Tympanometric assessment of Eustachian tube function as a prognostic indicator in myringoplasty.Adv Arab Acad Audio-Vestibul J 2017;4:14-18
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Undavalli SB, Kulkarni NH, Bose S, Ananthaneni A. Tympanometric assessment of Eustachian tube function as a prognostic indicator in myringoplasty. Adv Arab Acad Audio-Vestibul J [serial online] 2017 [cited 2018 Feb 23 ];4:14-18
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