perichondrial graft is an effective grafting material used for tympanoplasty due to its possessing qualities.
(13,15-17) In the present study, we used a single endaural incision for both temporalis fascia and tragal
Since then, cartilage grafts have been harvested from the conchal and tragal
areas because of their proximity to the operative field and their concave configuration.
The residual tragal
cartilage was exposed and dissection was made on both surfaces, exposing approximately 7 mm on either side.
We have made a small modification to the cartilage shield technique by using partial-thickness conchal or tragal
cartilage, depending on the surgical approach.
This study was done to compare results with cartilage of temporalis fascia and tragal
perichondrium with cartilage island graft.
Given our patients greater symptoms and worse hearing on the left, he was scheduled for a left-sided canal-wall-up mastoidectomy and posterior atticotomy with tragal
cartilage reconstruction of the posterior bony canal wall.
Sometimes an associated subcutaneous cyst lies in close proximity to the pit related to the tragal
cartilage and the anterior crus of the helix.
The patient underwent a left transcanal revision type III tympanoplasty with tragal
cartilage and TORP placement.
"Day care myringoplasty using tragal
perichondrium" Clinical Otolaryngology, 20: 12-14.
In addition to demographic data and the type of prosthesis, we compiled information on pre- and postoperative audiometric findings, the underlying diagnosis, the timing of surgery (primary, planned, or revision), the type of surgery (tympanoplasty alone, tympanoplasty with antrotomy, intact-canal-wall tympanomastoidectomy, or canal-wall-down tympanomastoidectomy), the extent of reconstruction (partial or total), the use of the malleus, the use of a tragal
cartilage graft, and evidence of extrusion.
The concept of grafting tragal
cartilage and perichondrium was introduced by Good hill.