CANALPLASTY WITH LONG-TERM VENTILATION TUBE VERSUS CARTILAGE-TYMPANOPLASTY FOR CHRONIC TYMPANIC MEMBRANE ATELECTASIS
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This study was carried on sixty eight patients (seventy eight ears), suffering from tempanic membrane atelectasis (stage III & stage IV). They subjected to surgical treatment either canalplasty with T-tube or cart& age-tympanoplasty. After 15 months follow-up we studied the effectiveness of each treatment mortnlity regarding the two rationales of surgery for atelectatic ears i.e. prevention of cholesteatoma transformation and closure of the air/ bone gap. Both types of surgical auxinlities had successful results. Canalplasty is easier and less invasive whereas tympanoplasty needs experienced hands in this difficult problem. For atelectatic ears, whether generalized or locoli7ed type, we recommended canal plasty with T-tube for stage III and cartilage- tyrnpcmoplasty for stage IV.