Author(s): Budh Ram Singh, Anup Agrawal, Vidya Bhusan Sahu, Arti Pandey
BACKGROUND The purpose of this prospective study was to evaluate ossicular chain status in safe type of chronic suppurative otitis media. MATERIALS AND METHODS 100 patients who diagnosed and admitted with chronic suppurative otitis media safe type in Dept. of Otorhinolaryngology, CIMS, Bilaspur (CG), from Jan 2016 to Oct 2018 were scheduled for tympanoplasty and per operative findings were noted. RESULTS In our study, we found long process and lenticular process are eroded (8%) and most common ossicles to be eroded were lenticular process of incus and malleus. Stapes was found to be intact. Malleus was most resilient to erosion. CONCLUSION All patients of chronic suppurative otitis media with tubotympanic disease should be checked for ossicular chain continuity and movement of all ossicles should be evaluated to rule out any ossicular erosion and also to rule out tympano-sclerosis involving the ossicular joints.