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Triple-c Cartilage Tympanoplasty: Case Series

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The triple-c cartilage tympanoplasty i.e. (composite chondroperichondrial clip) technique was devised by Fernandes in 2003. Objectives: The objective of our case series was to assess the success rate and efficacy of the triple-c cartilage tympanoplasty by transcanal approach. Study Design: A retrospective analysis of patients subjected to the technique was conducted. Methods: 20 cases who met the inclusion criteria were assessed by otomicroscopy and pure tone audiometry before and 2 months after the surgery. Results: All patients had complete take-up of the graft and a hearing improvement which was statistically significant. Conclusions: Thus the triple-c technique provides an effective method of closing nonmarginal perforations of the tympanic membrane.

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Parelkar, K. , Nagle, S. , Jagade, M. , Thorawade, V. , Khairnar, P. , Attakil, A. , Pandare, M. , Nataraj, R. , Hanwate, R. and Kar, R. (2015) Triple-c Cartilage Tympanoplasty: Case Series. International Journal of Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery, 4, 26-31. doi: 10.4236/ijohns.2015.41005.

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