Cartilage tympanoplasty.


This chapter describes two techniques for cartilage reconstruction of the tympanic membrane: the perichondrium/cartilage island flap, which uses tragal cartilage, and the palisade technique, which uses cartilage from the tragus or cymba. The perichondrium/cartilage island flap is preferred for management of the atelectatic ear and the high-risk perforation… (More)


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