Skip to main content Accessibility help
×
Home

Bone pate repair of the eroded incus–five years on

  • D. G. Snow (a1), J. M. Robinson (a1) and J. Peters (a1)

Abstract

Seventy-four patients undergoing bone pate repair of the long process of the incus as part of a tympanoplasty are presented. Mean follow-up time was 66 months (range 12–143 months). Hearing results are averaged over the frequencies 500, 1000, 2000 and 4000 Hz. Thirty-two per cent of the patients had hearing thresholds better than 30 dB pre-operatively. A significant improvement in hearing was seen (p<O.OO1). The data were also analysed to assess the effect of the pre-operative state of the tympanic membrane on the final result. The pre-operative condition of the tympanic membrane was either perforated (35 ears) or atrophic (33 ears). Six tympanic membranes were intact but these were excluded from the final results. No difference in hearing result was found between patients who had an ossicular repair in combination with either a perforated tympanic membrane repair or an atrophic membrane repair. Average hearing gain in the perforated group was 13 dB, in the atrophic group 9 dB and in the intact group 7 dB.

Copyright

Corresponding author

Mr D. G. Snow, Department of Otolaryngology, Wrexham Maelor Hospital, Croesnewydd Road, Wrexham, Ciwyd LL13 7TD Wales.

References

Hide All
Lierle, D., Sheehy, J. (1965) Standard classification for surgery of chronic ear infection. Archives of Otolaryngology 81: 204205.
Pennington, C. L. (1983) Incus interposition. Annals of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology 92: 568570.
Solomons, N. B., Robinson, J. M. (1989) Bone pate repair of the eroded incus. Journal of Laryngology and Otology 103: 4142.
Smyth, G. D. L. (1983) TORPS–how have they fared after five years? Journal of Laryngology and Otology 97: 991993.
Wehrs, R. E. (1982) Homograft ossicles in tympanoplasty. Laryngoscope 92: 540546.

Keywords

Related content

Powered by UNSILO

Bone pate repair of the eroded incus–five years on

  • D. G. Snow (a1), J. M. Robinson (a1) and J. Peters (a1)

Metrics

Full text views

Total number of HTML views: 0
Total number of PDF views: 0 *
Loading metrics...

Abstract views

Total abstract views: 0 *
Loading metrics...

* Views captured on Cambridge Core between <date>. This data will be updated every 24 hours.

Usage data cannot currently be displayed.