Fat Graft Myringoplasty in Children: A Safe and Successful Day-Stay Procedure

by admin on March 11, 2011

In a review of 342 cases of children undergoing fat graft myringoplasty as a treatment for dry tympanic membrane perforations, Rande Lazar, Memphis-based doctor with a focus on pediatric treatments, proved the procedure’s safety and effectiveness over the course of six years. You can view his research at the Memphis Ear Nose and Throat blog.

About Dr. Rande Lazar

Dr. Rande Lazar is a Memphis Otolaryngologist with a primary focus in pediatric ear, nose and throat disorders, including ear infections, throat infections, tonsil infections, sinus infections and sleep disorders. Dr. Rande Lazar has special expertise in adult and pediatric sleep and snoring disorders and surgery, as well as adult and pediatric sinus disorders. Dr. Rande Lazar is experienced in a wide range of disorders of the ear, nose, throat, sinus, respiratory system and the other head and neck systems, as well as children’s disorders of the larynx (voicebox), and hearing problems.

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Fat Graft Myringoplasty in Children: A Safe and Successful Day-Stay Procedure

The surgical closure of dry tympanic membrane perforations in children remains a controversial issue due to conflicting opinions on the appropriate technique, graft material and success rate. We present a review of 342 children who underwent fat graft myringoplasty as a day-stay procedure over a six-year period. Successful closure of the tympanic membrane perforation was achieved in 92 per cent of ears. Subsequent recurrent otitis media with effusion required insertion of ventilation tubes in 12 per cent. No relationship was observed between the age of the child and a successful outcome. We conclude that day-stay fat graft myringoplasty is a safe and successful procedure which results in a dry and safe ear in the majority of children.

Read the full article as a PDF here: Fat Graft Myringoplasty in Children: A Safe and Successful Day-Stay Procedure.

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