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Fat Graft Myringoplasty in Children: A Safe and Successful Day-Stay Procedure

by Dr. Rande Lazar on June 4, 2009

About Dr. Rande Lazar

Dr. Rande Lazar is a Memphis-based Otolaryngologist and founder of Otolaryngology Consultants, an ear, nose, and throat practice located in Memphis, TN. Dr. Lazar has a vast amount of experience treating sinus infections, respiratory infections, tonsil infections, ear infections, throat infections, sleep disorders, and many other areas of otolaryngology. Dr. Rande Lazar regularly performs surgery for both adult and pediatric sleep and sinus disorders. Alongside his years of expertise in respiratory disorders, sleep disorders, and sinus disorders, Dr. Lazar treats a wide range of head and neck problems, including pediatric larynx (voice box) and hearing problems.

Article Abstract:

The surgical closure of dry tympanic membrane perforations in children remains a controversial issue due to conflicting opinions on the appropriate technique, graft material and success rate. We present a review of 342 children who underwent fat graft myringoplasty as a day-stay procedure over a six-year period. Successful closure of the tympanic membrane perforation was achieved in 92 per cent of ears. Subsequent recurrent otitis media with effusion required insertion of ventilation tubes in 12 per cent. No relationship was observed between the age of the child and a successful outcome. We conclude that day-stay fat graft myringoplasty is a safe and successful procedure which results in a dry and safe ear in the majority of children.

Read the full article as a PDF here: Fat Graft Myringoplasty in Children: A Safe and Successful Day-Stay Procedure

Dr. Rande Lazar is the founder of the Memphis-based pediatric ear, nose and throat practice, Otolaryngology Consultants.

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