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Comparative study of efficacy of graft placement with and without anterior tagging in type one tympanoplasty for mucosal-type chronic otitis media

  • P Hosamani (a1), L Ananth (a1) and S B Medikeri (a2)



To assess the efficacy of anterior tagging of graft material with respect to graft uptake and hearing results, in type I tympanoplasty.

Study design:

Prospective, randomised, cohort study.


Sixty patients with chronic otitis media of the mucosal type, with pars tensa perforations, were included in the study. Patients were randomly allocated to two groups: group one underwent type one tympanoplasty with anterior tagging, while group two underwent type one tympanoplasty without anterior tagging. Follow up included evaluation of graft uptake and hearing improvement.


There were 33 patients in group one and 27 patients in group two. The overall incidence of successful graft uptake was 96.96 per cent in group one and 81.5 per cent in group two. Closure of central and posterior perforations was successful in 100 per cent of both groups. Closure of anterior and subtotal perforations was successful in 95.45 per cent of group one and 54.54 per cent of group two.


Type one tympanoplasty with anterior tagging of graft material is a suitable technique for anterior and subtotal perforations.


Corresponding author

Address for correspondence: Dr Pradeep Hosamani, C-5, 292, B D A Houses, 2nd Stage, 3rd Phase, Domlur, Bangalore 560071, Karnataka, India Fax: +91 8028374117 E-mail:


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Comparative study of efficacy of graft placement with and without anterior tagging in type one tympanoplasty for mucosal-type chronic otitis media

  • P Hosamani (a1), L Ananth (a1) and S B Medikeri (a2)


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