How do you perform your tympanoplasty, endoscopically or microscopically?

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Bayram A., Marchioni D., Peng K., Moon I. J., CİNGİ C.

ENT UPDATES, vol.9, no.2, pp.144-149, 2019 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 9 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.32448/entupdates.594625
  • Journal Name: ENT UPDATES
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.144-149
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes


Since the introduction of endoscopic ear surgery (EES) in the 1990s, endoscopic systems have been utilized in a number of ear surgeries including myringoplasty and tympanoplasty. Endoscopic tympanoplasty (ET) is described as a minimally invasive surgery for surgical repair of the tympanic membrane (TM) with comparable graft survival and hearing outcomes to conventional microscopic surgery (CMT). In the present review, we aimed to outline the surgical benefits and potential drawbacks of ET with clinical outcomes in order to determine whether ET constitutes a proper alternative to CMT.