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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 11  |  Page : 1641-1644

Effect of type 1 tympanoplasty on the quality of life of patients suffering from chronic otitis media (safe type)


Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Government Medical College, Amritsar, Punjab, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. M Singh
Professor and Head, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Government Medical College, Amritsar - 143 001, Punjab
India
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DOI: 10.4103/njcp.njcp_23_21

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Background: Chronic otitis media (COM) remains a major public health issue and is associated with relentless discharge from the ear, pain, significant functional limitation of hearing, leading to communication problems and frequent specialist visits. Aims: To assess the improvement in quality of life of patients of COM (safe type) and surgical success in terms of graft uptake and improvement in hearing. Patients and Methods: A prospective questionnaire-based outcome study was directed in 100 patients with COM who were treated with Type I Tympanoplasty at our institution between May 2018 and May 2020. All patients were asked to fill Modified Chronic Otitis Media 4 (COM-4) survey before operation and 3 months after operation. Preoperative and postoperative total ear scores, audiological results, postoperative graft uptake were assessed. Results: The correlation between preoperative and postoperative assessment by questionnaire was statistically critical (P < 0.001). There was significant improvement in hearing postoperatively (P < 0.001). Effective graft uptake was seen in 80%. Conclusion: The current study emphasizes that Type 1 Tympanoplasty fundamentally improves quality of life of patients in terms of physical suffering, hearing loss, emotional distress postoperatively.


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