Adipose plug myringoplasty: an alternative to formal myringoplasty techniques in children.

@article{Gross1989AdiposePM,
  title={Adipose plug myringoplasty: an alternative to formal myringoplasty techniques in children.},
  author={Charles W. Gross and M N Bassila and Rande H. Lazar and Timothy E Long and Shirley Stagner},
  journal={Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery},
  year={1989},
  volume={101 6},
  pages={
          617-20
        }
}
Adipose myringoplasty is presented as a simple and cost-effective technique in managing small tympanic membrane perforations in children. A review of 76 fat plug myringoplasties performed on 62 children with drum perforations over a 15-year period was done. Fifty-nine myringoplasties were postinflammatory and/or after extrusion of pressure-equalizing (PE) tubes. Sixteen were residual perforations following temporalis fascia tympanoplasty, and one was posttraumatic perforation. Criteria for… CONTINUE READING
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