Shabbir Indorewala

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OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS In animals it has been shown that autologous free fascia grafts (fascia lata and temporal fascia) change dimensions during the vital first 5 days of healing. Poor dimensional stability of these grafts can be an important reason for failure of complete closure of tympanic membrane perforations in tympanoplasty operations, particularly(More)
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS It appears that autologous free fascia grafts (fascia lata and temporal fascia) change their dimensions during the vital first 5 days of healing. Poor dimensional stability of these grafts can be an important reason for failure of complete closure of tympanic membrane perforations in tympanoplasty operations. There has been no study(More)
INTRODUCTION Tympanoplasty is indicated to restore hearing disability and prevent recurrent otorrhea. MATERIALS AND METHODS This study was a retrospective review of patients who underwent tympanoplasty with or without mastoidectomy over a 1-year period. RESULTS A total of 789 tympanoplasties were reviewed, with a male-to-female ratio of 1:1.1. In total,(More)
INTRODUCTION This study reviews the cases of stapedotomy and evaluates its effectiveness at improving hearing loss in patients with otosclerosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS Retrospective review of patients' records who had clinical and audiometric diagnosis of otosclerosis from January to December 2012. RESULTS A total of 54 stapedotomy surgeries (52(More)
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