Current Otorhinolaryngology Reports

, Volume 6, Issue 1, pp 32–41 | Cite as

Myringoplasty in Children for Tympanic Membrane Perforation: Indications, Techniques, Results, Pre- and Post-Operative Care, and Prognostic Factors

  • Anne Farinetti
  • Chadi Farah
  • Jean-Michel Triglia
Pediatric Otolaryngology (I Bruce, Section Editor)
Part of the following topical collections:
  1. Topical Collection on Pediatric Otolaryngology


Purpose of the Review

The aim of this report is to identify the current relevant literature data on myringoplasty for chronic tympanic membrane perforation in children; to expose the different surgical techniques, traditional and recent techniques and to report their indications and results; and to address controversies of age in terms of timing of surgery and as a prognostic factor among many other factors.

Recent Findings

Myringoplasty is an easy and reliable surgery when performed in children in order to repair tympanic membrane perforation. Reported success rate is classically between 32 and 95% while some series have 100% rates. Timing of surgery in terms of age is still controversial and varies among teams related to their own experience.


Myringoplasty in children has high rates of anatomical and functional success when well indicated. Age has not been found to affect surgery results.


Myringoplasty Type 1 tympanoplasty Chronic tympanic membrane perforation Children Surgical techniques Prognostic factors 


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Conflict of Interest

Anne Farinetti, Chadi Farah, and Jean-Michel Triglia declare that they have no conflict of interest.

Human and Animal Rights and Informed Consent

This article does not contain any studies with human or animal subjects performed by any of the authors.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anne Farinetti
    • 1
  • Chadi Farah
    • 1
  • Jean-Michel Triglia
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Pediatric Otolaryngology, AP-HM, Hôpital La Timone EnfantsAix-Marseille UniversityMarseilleFrance

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