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Long-term outcomes of ossiculoplasty using bone cement

  • B Demir (a1), A Binnetoglu (a2), A Sahin (a1), U Derinsu (a3) and Ç Batman (a1)...

Abstract

Objective

This study aimed to evaluate the long-term results of ossiculoplasty using bone cement.

Method

Forty patients (24 females and 16 males; mean age: 34.1 ± 11.8 years; range, 9–54 years) with chronic otitis media with perforation but without cholesteatoma who had undergone incudostapedial rebridging ossiculoplasty using bone cement were evaluated retrospectively. Pre-operative and post-operative audiograms were evaluated. Bone conduction, air conduction and air–bone gaps were calculated according to international guidelines.

Results

There was a mean reduction in pre-operative and post-operative air conduction (12.30 ± 11.98 dB), and this result was significant (p = 0.0001). There was a mean reduction in pre-operative and post-operative bone conduction (4.30 ± 6.69 dB), and this result was significant (p < 0.0001). The pre-operative air–bone gap was 27.65 dB and decreased to 19.65 dB during follow-up (p = 0.0001). No adverse reactions or complications were observed.

Conclusion

Bone cement is reliable for the repair of incudostapedial-joint defects.

Copyright

Corresponding author

Author for correspondence: Dr Berat Demir, Department of Otorhinolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, Pendik Training and Research Hospital, Marmara UniversityMedical Faculty, Mimar Sinan Caddesi No. 41, Fevzi Cakmak Mahallesi, Ust Kaynarca-Pendik, 34899 Istanbul, Turkey E-mail: drberatdemir80@hotmail.com

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Dr B Demir takes responsibility for the integrity of the content of the paper

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