Journal of Otology & RhinologyISSN: 2324-8785

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Research Article, J Otol Rhinol Vol: 4 Issue: 5

The Concept of Shrinkage of Temporalis Fascia Graft

Gautam Bir Singh*, Ruchir Dhawan, Sandeep Jha and Manish K Aggarwal
Department of Otorhinolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, LHMC & Assoc Hospitals, New Delhi, India
Corresponding author : Professor (Dr.) Gautam Bir Singh
House No: 1433/Sector: 15, Faridabad-121007 [NCR], Haryana, India
Tel: +91-9818836242
Received: April 19, 2015 Accepted: August 07, 2015 Published: August 12, 2015
Citation: Singh GB, Dhawan R, Jha S, Aggarwal MK (2015) The Concept of Shrinkage of Temporalis Fascia Graft. J Otol Rhinol 4:4. doi:10.4172/2324-8785.1000242


Objective: To analyse the concept of shrinkage of temporalis fascia graft.

Study design: A prospective cohort study.

Materials and Methods: Fifty adult patients of chronic suppurative otitis media-mucosal disease/ tubotympanic type were recruited in the study design and temporalis fascia graft was procured by post auricular incision while doing underlay tympanoplasty. Surface area of fresh, dry and rehydrated graft was measured by a graticule to deduce any significant shrinkage. The results were tabulated and statistically analysed in accordance with evidence-based medicine.

Results: A statistically significant shrinkage of temporalis fascia graft was recorded in this study for wet grafts as compared to dry grafts (more than 20%).

Conclusions: There is a significant shrinkage of temporalis fascia graft when it is rehydrated, which could be an important factor influencing the outcome of tympanoplasty done by underlay technique.

Keywords: Shrinkage of temporalis fascia graft; Underlay tympanoplasty

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