There will always be never ending quest to find out ideal surgical technique to deal with atticoantral chronic otitis media cases with aims of achieving safe and useful ear. The present study was conducted with the aim to determine the impact of intact bridge mastoidectomy in achievements of dry ear. The present prospective study was conducted in the Rajendra Hospital, Patiala, ENT department. The study included 30 subjects with atticoantral chronic otitis media.. Intact bridge mastoidectomy was performed IN all the patients. All the patients were followed up to 4 weeks to 12 weeks for dry ear and improvement of hearing. Improvement in hearing was evaluated using pure tone audiometry. A total of 30 subjects were enrolled, there were 63.3% males and 36.7% females. At 4 weeks, 16 (53.33%) patients had dry ear and 14 (46.67%) patients had discharge but graft was well taken up in all patients (100%). At 6 weeks, 28 (93.3%) cases had dry ear, only 2 (6.7%) had discharge. At 8 weeks, 28 cases (93.33%) had dry ear and failure of graft was observed in 2 cases. Out of these discharging ears, only 1 had granulations and in another 1 case no reason could be found for the discharge.The incidence of recurrence of disease is greatly reduced after intact bridge mastoidectomy. It provides optimum hearing without sacrificing visualization during the surgery.
Key words: Discharge, mastoidectomy, perforations.
Received: 13 March, 2019 Revised: 10 June 2019 Accepted: 12 June 2019
Corresponding author: Dr. Anubha Garg, Assistant Professor, Department of Surgical Oncology, Rajindera Hospital , Govt. Medical College Patiala, Punjab, India
This article may be cited as: Singh P, Bhagat S, Garg A. Impact of Intact Bridge Mastoidectomy in Achievements of Dry and Useful Ear among Patients of Atticoantral Chronic Otitis Media. J Adv Med Dent Scie Res 2019;7(8): 125-128.