Modified House Tympanoplasty for Successful Closure of Near-Total Tympanic Membrane Perforations Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate the use of a modified House technique in the successful closure of near-total tympanic membrane perforations. METHODS: This is a retrospective analysis over a 25-year span of the senior author's experience with a particular technique of closing large tympanic membrane perforations. The charts of patients were reviewed and the data were analyzed. TECHNIQUE: The modified House technique combines an underlay graft placement with an advancement ear canal skin flap. It provides vascularization and subsequent early epithelialization of a large perforation. RESULTS: In this series, the senior author operated on 46 patients. Forty-three patients had one ear operated on and three had bilateral surgery. The closure rate was 98% (48 of 49 ears). The one failure had a subsequent successful closure at a later date. CONCLUSION: This is a simple endaural technique that guarantees successful closure of near-total tympanic membrane perforations using locally available tragal perichondrium.

publication date

  • December 2004