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Title
Allograft tympanoplasty type 1 in the childhood population
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Abstract
Seventy allograft type 1 tympanoplasties in children under 16 years of age were studied retrospectively. Only patients with a tympanic membrane perforation without cholesteatoma and a normal ossicular chain were included. Short-term and long-term anatomic and functional results were analyzed after a mean follow-up of 40 months. The overall short-term take rate was 97% and the long-term take rate was 88%. A number of variables with alleged prognostic value for surgical outcome were analyzed, but none showed statistical correlation with either anatomic or functional results. A median hearing gain of 10 dB was achieved, which was stable over time. We conclude that allograft tympanoplasty type 1 in this group of children is anatomically and functionally successful regardless of age.
Language
English
Source (journal)
The annals of otology, rhinology and laryngology. - St. Louis, Mo., 1897, currens
Publication
St. Louis, Mo. : 1996
ISSN
0003-4894 [print]
1943-572X [online]
Volume/pages
105:11(1996), p. 871-876
ISI
A1996VR56600006
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UAntwerpen
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Publications with a UAntwerp address
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