A chondroperichondrial cartilage graft was removed from the tragal
cartilage via a transcartilaginous incision.
AIM & OBJECTIVES: The study aims to compare the results of temporalis fascia and tragal
perichondrium with cartilage island graft for repair of small to moderate size perforation of tympanic membrane.
3) Given our patient's extensive pneumatization, relatively discrete focal posterior wall defect, and intact tympanic membrane, we chose to reconstruct the posterior wall with tragal
Among the entire study population, the use of a shaved tragal
cartilage graft over the prosthesis was associated with a significantly worse postoperative ABG (p = 0.
Group B: Tragal
cartilage with perichondrium (n = 61).
Temporalis Fascia, Tragal
Perichondrium, and Fascia Lata in Underlay Tympanoplasty was undertaken to evaluate the postoperative Graft take-up and Hearing improvement.
Because many erosions are related to an atrophic or retracted tympanic membrane, use tragal
cartilage, perichondrium, or vein to reinforce the posterosuperior quadrant of the tympanic membrane.
A small piece of tragal
cartilage and perichondrium was harvested through an incision on the medial aspect of the tragus.
Other techniques have been described, from the use of tragal
cartilage to composite allo-implants.
In the reconstructive step, we performed an overlay myringoplasty with autologous temporal fascia, a tragal
cartilage scutumplasty, and an ossiculoplasty with placement of a total ossicular replacement prosthesis (TORP) between the footplate and the eardrum with cartilage interposition.
Ossicular reconstruction had been undertaken with placement of tragal
cartilage on top of a titanium partial ossicular reconstruction prosthesis (PORP).
Inadequate drop volume and a lack of tragal
pumping may also impede middle ear delivery.