OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to assess the outcome of permeatal approach of tympanoplasty.
STUDY DESIGN: Descriptive Retrospective
SETTING: ENT Department of Jaber Al- Ahmed Forces Hospital, Kuwait.
DURATION: From January 2010 to December 2012.
PATIENTS AND METHODS: 50 cases of ear drum perforation of various sizes were included in
this study. Ranging between the age of 21 years to 50 years including 21 females and 29
males .In all these cases permeatal approach used to graft the perforated tympanic membranes.
RESULTS: Among 50 cases graft taken without any complication in 46 cases, 2 cases had residual perforation which healed spontaneously over period of time; in 2 cases revision tympanoplasty was done.
CONCLUSION: Permeatal approach is safe and effective method of treating perforated tympanic
Tympanoplasty, permeatal approach, Integrity of canal, operative time.