A new graft material for myringoplasty: bacterial cellulose

  title={A new graft material for myringoplasty: bacterial cellulose},
  author={Sultan Bişkin and Murat Damar and Sema Nur Oktem and Erdal Sakalli and Duygu Erdem and Onur Pakir},
  journal={European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology},
We aimed to determine the success rate of bacterial cellulose (BC) myringoplasty in tympanic membrane (TM) perforation. We reviewed the clinical records of 12 patients (16 ears) who underwent BC myringoplasty for long-standing TM perforations (>6 months) between March 2012 and January 2015. The mean duration of postoperative follow-up was 12.8 (range 6–24) months. In all patients, the perforation involved less than 50 % of the tympanic membrane, and the air-bone gap was ≤30 dB on the operative… CONTINUE READING
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