Mastoid obliteration using temporo-parietal fascia flap-our experience

Samir Parmekar, Produl Hazarika, Aruna Viswanathan, R. Balakrishnan

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The management of cholesteatomatous ear disease by open cavity mastoidectomy is plagued by a number of cavity problems. A chronically discharging cavity besides being a frustrating dilemma to the surgeon is also a social handicap to the patient. Obliteration of such discharging cavities seems to be an effective therapeutic modality. This paper deals with mastoid obliteration using a vascularized axial pattern temporoparietal fascia flap. Twenty post-mastoidectomy cases were retrospectively studied for cavity problems and prospectively for efficacy of the technique in terms of achieving a dry ear and hearing improvement. Also included is an extensive review of literature regarding the various causes of cavity problems and techniques of obliteration.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)117-121
Number of pages5
JournalIndian Journal of Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 01-04-1997

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology


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