TORPs and PORPs in tympanoplasty: a review of 1042 operations.

  title={TORPs and PORPs in tympanoplasty: a review of 1042 operations.},
  author={Derald E. Brackmann and J L Sheehy and William M Luxford},
  journal={Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery},
  volume={92 1},
We reviewed 1042 operations in which a Plasti-Pore prosthesis was used for reconstruction of the sound pressure transfer mechanism. In all cases cartilage was interposed between the prosthesis and the tympanic membrane or graft. The short-term hearing results for these cases are the same as for other techniques but the hearing is more stable in the long run. Other advantages of this technique are a reduced incidence of recurrent and residual cholesteatoma. Extrusion occurred in 7% of the cases… CONTINUE READING