Guha T1, Chowdhury B2, Debbarma B3
Myringoplasty is the surgical repair of tympanic membrane. Most commonly used techniques are onlay and inlay. Common graft materials include temporalis fascia and tragal perichondrium.
MATERIALS AND METHODS
In this present retrospective study involving 60 patients with 30 each in onlay and inlay group who underwent myringoplasty by transmeatal approach using tragal perichondrial graft.
We found success rate of 90% in onlay and 93.3% in inlay method, difference of which was not statistically significant. Degree of hearing improvement was 15.95 dB for onlay group and 16.48 in inlay group and the difference was again not significant.
The only advantage of onlay procedure was consumption of little less amount of time. Apart from that, we concluded that none of these methods are superior to other.