Surgical correction of the lateralized eardrum

S. Segal, I. Winerman, A. Man

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The complication of retraction and lateralization of the graft after a tympanoplasty operation is described, and the underlying mechanism discussed. This complication occurs mainly when using the overlay procedure and causes a severe conductive hearing loss. A surgical technique for correcting this problem is described. It consists of removing all of the former graft, positioning the new graft medial to the eardrum remnants and covering the denuded ear canal bone with split-thickness skin graft. The results of 7 cases successfully treated by the technique described are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)675-678
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Laryngology and Otology
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 1981


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