To Evaluate and Compare the Result of Ossiculoplasty Using Different Types of Graft Materials and Prosthesis in Cases of Ossicular Discontinuity in Chronic Suppurative Otitis Media Cases

  • Suresh Kumar
  • Kanak Yadav
  • Tarun Ojha
  • Abhishek Sharma
  • Amit Singhal
  • Saurabh Gakhar
Original Article


Chronic suppurative otitis media, with and without cholesteatoma, frequently results in disruption of the ossicular chain. The present study was designed to compare the outcome using autologous ossicle and titanium prosthesis in two groups of suitable patients presenting with chronic suppurative otitis media for middle ear reconstructive surgeries. A prospective study done from July 2012 to December 2013, at Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Hospital, Sitapura, Jaipur (Rajasthan). The target group included patients with chronic suppurative otitis media admitted and planned for reconstructive middle ear surgery. The study group patients among the target group requiring certain ossicular reconstruction. The patients included were patients with CSOM with or without cholesteatoma in which there was ossicular discontinuity. The patients were divided in two groups A and B. In group A patients autologous incus was used and in group B titanium prosthesis either TORP or PORP was used for ossicular replacement. Out of 340 patients as target group, 88 patients were included in study group. Further 88 patients of study group, 51 patients were included in group A; rest 37 patients were included in group B. In group B patients partial ossicular replacement platinum prosthesis was used in 31 patients while in rest 6 patients a total ossicular replacement prosthesis was used. Out of 88 patients, 79 were primary cases and 9 were revision cases. Pre and post operative air bone gap were noted. Pre operatively both of the groups were identical in relation to air–bone gap. The postoperative air–bone gap was calculated as the difference between postoperative air conduction and preoperative bone conduction. On comparison of preoperative and post-operative hearing results there was improvement in air conduction threshold and air bone gap in both the groups. Post operatively difference in air bone gap closure between group A and group B was found statistically significant (P value = 0.032) suggesting better hearing outcomes after using titanium ossicular replacement prosthesis. On comparing partial or total ossicular replacement prosthesis no significant difference was found for the audiological outcome (P = 0.434). Various prognostic factors were also noted for air bone gap closure. Titanium ossicular replacement prosthesis have better outcome, and no significant difference found in audiological outcome for TORP and PORP.


CSOM Prosthesis Autologous incus 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of OtorhinolaryngologyHari Baksh Kanwatia HospitalJaipurIndia
  2. 2.Department of OtorhinolaryngologyMahatma Gandhi Medical College and HospitalJaipurIndia

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