Butterfly cartilage graft inlay tympanoplasty for large perforations.

@article{Ghanem2006ButterflyCG,
  title={Butterfly cartilage graft inlay tympanoplasty for large perforations.},
  author={Marcielle Abicalaffe Ghanem and Angelo Monroy and Farmarz S Alizade and Yamileth Nicolau and Roland D. Eavey},
  journal={The Laryngoscope},
  year={2006},
  volume={116 10},
  pages={1813-6}
}
OBJECTIVE Butterfly graft inlay tympanoplasty is a well-established technique for the repair of small perforations. However, the efficacy of the technique for medium and large tympanic membrane perforations remains unknown. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective case series. METHODS Postauricular tympanoplasty and tympanomastoidectomy using a large butterfly cartilage inlay graft (>4 mm diameter to total drum replacement) were analyzed in 90 pediatric patients (99 ears). RESULTS Patient ages ranged… CONTINUE READING
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