The effects of the incision types in myringoplasty operations on cosmesis

  • Berna Uslu Coskun
  • Ugur Cinar
  • Huseyin Seven
  • Seher Ugur
  • Burhan Dadas
Otology

Abstract

There is no study based on objective measurements about the cosmetic results of myringoplasty operation in medical literature. This study aims to show the differences in the auriculomastoid angle between the operations which were done with postauricular and endaural incisions. The auriculomastoid angle of 20 patients having had postauricular myringoplasty operation were measured both preoperative and postoperative periods. The auriculomastoid angles of 17 patients having had endaural myringoplasty operation were also measured in both preoperative and postoperative periods. Also, the patients were asked whether there was a change in the shape of their ears. It was observed that the increase of the auriculomastoid angles of the patients who had myringoplasty by postauricular incision was statistically significant when compared to the ones having had the operation by endaural incision. Also, the patients who had myringoplasty operation by postauricular incision realized the change in their ears significantly when compared to the other group. In this study, esthetically better results were observed in the myringoplasty operations done by endaural incision than the ones done by postauricular incision. When deciding on the incision type, this should be considered.

Keywords

Auriculomastoid angle Myringoplasty Myringoplasty incision 

Reference

  1. 1.
    Inwood JL, Wallace HC, Clarke SE (2003) Endaural or postaural incision for myringoplasty: does it make a difference to the patient. Clin Otolaryngol 28:396–398CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • Berna Uslu Coskun
    • 1
    • 2
  • Ugur Cinar
    • 1
  • Huseyin Seven
    • 1
  • Seher Ugur
    • 1
  • Burhan Dadas
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of OtorhinolaryngologySisli Etfal Teaching and Training HospitalIstanbulTurkey
  2. 2.Adnan Saygun Cad. Kelaynak Sok., Kibele Sit 10/1 UlusIstanbulTurkey

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