Endoscopic Push-Through Cartilage Myringoplasty for Anterior Perforations

Document Type : Original


Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Government Medical College Patiala, India.



The study aims to evaluate the anatomical and functional success rates of endoscopic push-through cartilage myringoplasty for anterior tympanic membrane (TM) perforations.
Materials and Methods:
Thirty patients with TM perforations in the anterior quadrant underwent endoscopic push-through cartilage tympanoplasty and underwent prospective evaluation. The graft uptake rate and hearing gain were the outcomes evaluated.
Out of the 30 patients, 15 were male, and 15 were female. The mean age was 32.60 ± 13.66 years (from 18-60 years). The overall graft uptake rate was 90%, with failure observed in three cases. The mean preoperative air conduction threshold was 37.9 ± 5.83 dB which improved to 27.66 ± 4.88 dB at 16 weeks post-operation. The mean postoperative ABG closure was 7.28 dB with a p-value of 0.001 which was statistically significant.
Endoscopic push-through cartilage myringoplasty is the least invasive, safe, simple, and advantageous for healing TM perforation and hearing restoration.