Primary cartilage tympanoplasty: our technique and results.

@article{Khan2011PrimaryCT,
  title={Primary cartilage tympanoplasty: our technique and results.},
  author={Mubarak M. Khan and Sapna Ramkrishna Parab},
  journal={American journal of otolaryngology},
  year={2011},
  volume={32 5},
  pages={381-7}
}
UNLABELLED Cartilage has shown to be a promising graft material to close tympanic membrane perforations. However, due to its rigid quality, doubts are raised regarding its sound conduction properties. It has been suggested that acoustic benefit may be obtained by thinning the cartilage. We describe our innovative method for harvesting tragal cartilage from the same endaural incision and also describe preparation of the graft by slicing it. We present our 3-year experience of shield cartilage… CONTINUE READING
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