Lateral tympanoplasty for total or near-total perforation: prognostic factors.

OBJECTIVE To identify prognostic factors affecting outcome in lateral tympanoplasty for total or near-total tympanic membrane perforation. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective case series. METHODS Patients were those presenting with total or near-total tympanic membrane perforation undergoing lateral tympanoplasty from 1999 to 2004. We systematically collected… CONTINUE READING