Reconstruction of ear canal wall with superior pedicled composite multi-fractured osteoperiosteal flap: a new technique and preliminary outcomes


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Ozgur A., Yemis T., Turgut N. F., Ozdemir D., Mehel D. M., Akgul G., ...More

JOURNAL OF LARYNGOLOGY AND OTOLOGY, vol.135, no.12, pp.1105-1108, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 135 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1017/s0022215121003078
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF LARYNGOLOGY AND OTOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, BIOSIS, CAB Abstracts, CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE, MLA - Modern Language Association Database, Veterinary Science Database
  • Page Numbers: pp.1105-1108
  • Keywords: Modified Radical Mastoidectomy, External Auditory Canal, Reconstruction, CHRONIC OTITIS-MEDIA, MASTOID OBLITERATION
  • Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University Affiliated: No

Abstract

Objective This study evaluated the functional results of the superior pedicled composite multi-fractured osteoperiosteal flap technique. This method is a novel technique for the reconstruction of the external auditory canal. The study also examined the effect of the superior pedicled composite multi-fractured osteoperiosteal flap technique on patients' disease-related quality of life. Method A total of 37 patients who underwent the superior pedicled composite multi-fractured osteoperiosteal flap technique were enrolled in the study. Their functional hearing results and disease-related quality of life scores were evaluated. Results A significant improvement was observed in the patients' hearing scores at the post-operative sixth month relative to the pre-operative period, and the patients' disease-related quality of life increased significantly. Conclusion The superior pedicled composite multi-fractured osteoperiosteal flap method can be safely used, especially in patients undergoing retrograde mastoidectomy because of limited cholesteatoma. This method contributes to improving patients' hearing levels and disease-related quality of life.