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This study was undertaken to determine the accuracy of the surgeon's assessment in detecting epithelial remnants over the malleus after de-epithelisation in tympanoplasty.
Intra-operatively, the umbo was assessed for epithelial remnants with the microscope. The umbo was then resected and sent for histopathological examination to detect epithelial remnants.
Out of 42 cases, microscopic examination findings for epithelium were positive in 16 cases and negative in 26 cases. Histopathology findings were positive in 13 cases. The surgeons’ assessment was accurate only in two cases.
Residents, with their limited experience, are more likely to leave residual epithelium. When the chance of residual epithelium over the umbo is significant, the surgeon has two choices: to place the graft medial to the umbo or to resect the umbo. It is our opinion that the malleus exteriorisation should be incorporated into tympanoplasty training, with the aim of preventing epithelial entrapment in the middle ear.
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