Fat graft myringoplasty using umbilical fat.

  title={Fat graft myringoplasty using umbilical fat.},
  author={Kelvin M-T Kwong and Matthew Michael Smith and James Mark Coticchia},
  journal={International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology},
  volume={76 8},
BACKGROUND Myringoplasty is a common procedure performed by otolaryngologists, particularly in the pediatric population. Tympanic membrane (TM) perforations can be caused by a variety of factors including retained tympanostomy tubes, infection and trauma. First described in 1878, myringoplasty has evolved to include many different materials for repair. Current materials used for myringoplasties include fascia, perichondrium, gelfoam, fat and paper. Multiple studies have looked at the success… CONTINUE READING