Outcomes of primary myringoplasty in indigenous children from the Northern Territory of Australia
Stephen O'Leary, Amelia Darke, Kathy Currie, Katie Ozdowska, Hemi Patel
International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology | ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD | Published : 2019
AIM: To report the surgical and audiological outcomes of myringoplasty (Type I tympanoplasty) in Indigenous Australian children living in remote and regional communities in northern Australia. METHOD: An observational cohort study, with prospective recording of the details of surgery. Audiological outcomes were collected independently, and these data were integrated in the present study. Children aged 5-18 year underwent myringoplasty in the Northern Territory during a program initiated by the Australian Government. Surgery was performed by surgeons drawn from across Australia. RESULTS: 412 primary myringoplasties were performed. The mean age at surgery was 11 years. The tympanic membrane wa..View full abstract
SOL was funded by a Practitioner Fellowship from the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia.