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Volume 2016, Article ID 8092328, 4 pages
Research Article

Comparison of Modified Cartilage Shield Tympanoplasty with Tympanoplasty Using Temporalis Fascia Only: Retrospective Analysis of 142 Cases

Pramukhswami Medical College and Shree Krishna Hospital, Karamsad, Gujarat 388325, India

Received 9 December 2015; Accepted 5 July 2016

Academic Editor: James E. Saunders

Copyright © 2016 Sohil Vadiya et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The current study compares outcomes of modified cartilage shield tympanoplasty (CST) with temporalis fascia tympanoplasty in type I procedures in Indian patients. Graft uptake rates are better with the CST technique and hearing results are almost equivalent with both techniques except at 8000 Hz where improvement in hearing was found better with the use of temporalis fascia alone. The CST technique used in the study is unique.