Long-term results of tympanic membrane repair.

@article{Halik1988LongtermRO,
  title={Long-term results of tympanic membrane repair.},
  author={Jerry J. Halik and Gordon D. L. Smyth},
  journal={Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery},
  year={1988},
  volume={98 2},
  pages={
          162-9
        }
}
Long-term results of tympanic membrane repair were analyzed in 605 patients operated upon from 1970 to 1975. By survival life table analysis, 81% closure of perforations was found at 11 years, and only 74% of patients had normally healed tympanic membranes. Children less than 10 years of age and with anterior perforations healed more poorly. A second group of patients--all with anterior perforations operated upon from 1982 to 1984-showed autologous temporalis fascia to be superior to homograft… CONTINUE READING
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