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RESEARCH ARTICLE

Clinical and Radiological Predictability of Aditus Patency in Mucosal COM with Sclerosed Mastoid: An Analytical Study

VP Singh, Alok Kumar Agrahari, Apoorva Kumar Pandey

Keywords : Aditus patency,Antrotomy,Water test

Citation Information : Singh V, Agrahari AK, Pandey AK. Clinical and Radiological Predictability of Aditus Patency in Mucosal COM with Sclerosed Mastoid: An Analytical Study. Int J Otorhinolaryngol Clin 2015; 7 (3):121-124.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10003-1207

Published Online: 01-12-2015

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2015; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Objectives

To evaluate the predictability of aditus patency in mucosal chronic otitis media (COM) with sclerosed mastoid using clinical and radiological tests.

Study design

Prospective study.

Materials and methods

Thirty-five cases of mucosal COM with sclerosed mastoid were taken for antrotomy with tympanoplasty. The preoperative evaluation of aditus patency was done using clinical examination, inflation deflation test for Eustachian tube function and high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) temporal bone. The intraoperative patency was tested by water test.

Results

This study shows that there is statistically insignificant correlation between duration of discharge, tympanosclerosis and Eustachian tube function with aditus patency. There is statistically significant relationship between HRCT temporal bone and aditus patency (p < 0.0001).

Conclusion

High-resolution computed tomography temporal bone is a reliable predictor for aditus patency and we recommend routine use in sclerosed mastoid before all tympanoplasties for best results.

How to cite this article

Varma A, Maithani T, Agrahari AK, Pandey AK, Singh VP. Clinical and Radiological Predictability of Aditus Patency in Mucosal COM with Sclerosed Mastoid: An Analytical Study. Int J Otorhinolaryngol Clin 2015;7(3):121-124.


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